Burton Albion will know where their League One journey begins and ends when the EFL fixtures are released this morning (9am).

The Brewers are preparing for only their second ever campaign in English football's third tier - and they are hopeful of making a push to bounce straight back into the Championship.

They will find out how their fixture list looks when the full schedules for the Championship, League One and League Two are confirmed today.

Who will Albion tackle on the opening day? Will their Boxing Day fixture be at the Pirelli Stadium or on the road?

We will have all the news and reactions to Burton's fixtures below.

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Clough has his say

The Brewers boss has been reacting to the release of his team’s fixtures for next season...

We still have a few relatively close games spread out over the season, looking at the likes of Walsall, Coventry City and Shrewsbury, and looking at the list, the Christmas fixtures are good for our fans in terms of travelling.

But that balances out with the prospect of Portsmouth and Plymouth away within the space of four days in October.

Obviously as a club we’re disappointed for the supporters with those particular fixtures.

We know following your team up and down the country is expensive over a season, and it’s really tough to expect fans to travel more than 800 miles in three days.

Jimmy is favourite for Doncaster job

Away from the Pirelli Stadium, former Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has become the bookmakers’ favourite for the vacant manager’s job at Doncaster Rovers.

He’s currently 5/4 with BetVictor, ahead of former Bradford City man Stuart McCall (7/4).

Could the Brewers face their former manager in League One next season?

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink during his time as Burton Albion manager
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink during his time as Burton Albion manager (Image: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Our video verdict...

Naylor looking forward to new season

Tom Naylor has been tweeting about the release of the League One fixtures.

He won’t be with the Brewers on the opening day, of course, after signing for Portsmouth earlier this month.

Naylor’s Pompey are at home to Luton Town on the opening day, with their first game against Burton coming on October 23 at Fratton Park.

(Is it going to take anyone else a while to get used to seeing Naylor’s Twitter profile picture of him with a Pompey scarf rather than celebrating in an Albion shirt?!)

Can Brewers fly out of the blocks?

That’ll be the aim, of course. Nigel Clough has spoken about the importance of his side building some early-season momentum in League One after two seasons battling at the wrong end of the Championship.

So given the fixtures are now out, what are the chances of Albion getting off to a flyer?

Nigel Clough
Nigel Clough (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

TV games

Sunderland’s home game with Charlton Athletic is the League One game selected for TV coverage on the opening weekend.

More TV games are likely to be announced next month, before the season kicks off.

Away days

Any away games that have caught the eye for you ahead of the 2018-19 season?

Will you be heading to Peterborough on the final day, or tackle that Plymouth-Portsmouth double header?

Here’s a look at some of the biggest and smallest away trips for the next campaign.

Burton Albion forward Lucas Akins applauds the travelling away fans at QPR
Burton Albion forward Lucas Akins applauds the travelling away fans at QPR (Image: Rob Sambles/Epic Action Imagery)

'Lifting the title away at Peterborough'

Nice optimism from Jack on Twitter!

That's how the first month looks

South-coast fixtures

There are some lengthy away-day trips for the Brewers in 2018/19 - and this week in October could be a biggie for the travelling Albion faithful...

Rochdale up first

It’s a HOME game up first for Burton Albion, for the third time in four seasons.

Rochdale arrive at the Pirelli Stadium on August 4. The Brewers will be away at Peterborough United on the final day.

Here’s the full rundown of Burton’s fixtures for 2018/19 in League One...

Liam Boyce shows exactly what it means as Burton Albion beat Derby County
Liam Boyce shows exactly what it means as Burton Albion beat Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

It's nearly time...

The full fixture list is out in less than 10 minutes.

Who are you wanting up first?

Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium (Image: Dan Chesterton/Epic Action Imagery)

How do Brewers fare on the opening day?

Do you have a favourite opening-day memory with the Brewers?

There aren’t too many wins to choose from - they have won only two of their nine campaign-opening fixtures since reaching the Football League.

Here’s a look back at each of those matches, including the 2-1 League One win at home to Scunthorpe United that included these celebrations from Nasser El Khayati, Stuart Beavon and Tom Naylor...

Nasser El Khayati (centre), Stuart Beavon (left) and Tom Naylor (right) celebrate
Nasser El Khayati (centre), Stuart Beavon (left) and Tom Naylor (right) celebrate (Image: Burton Mail)

Longest and shortest away trips

The Brewers had plenty of short away jaunts during their two-year stop in the Championship, going to places like Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City and Aston Villa.

Next season, travelling Albion fans can expect a few longer trips.

Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park is the furthest from the Pirelli Stadium - that’s an eye-opening 480-mile round trip.

Portsmouth away is next up, with Fratton Park about 180 miles from the Pirelli.

Albion’s nearest neighbours in the third tier are Walsall, 37 miles down the road, while Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena is 42 miles away.

Coventry City's Ricoh Arena
Coventry City's Ricoh Arena (Image: Dave Howarth/PA Wire)

Relishing return trips?

There will be plenty of familiar trips for Brewers fans in 2018-19, to places they’ve not been for a couple of seasons or more.

But is the return to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light one near the top of your list for next season?

What a game Albion were involved there in April...

Liam Boyce celebrates scoring Burton Albion's winner at Sunderland
Liam Boyce celebrates scoring Burton Albion's winner at Sunderland (Image: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Not long now!

In just over an hour-and-a-half, we’ll know where the Brewers are heading on the opening day of the new League One season - and where the regular season will finish too.

New season moves a step closer

The World Cup has been pretty entertaining so far, right?

But let’s not deny that we are already looking ahead to the new EFL season too - and it’s going to feel a step closer this morning.

The full EFL fixtures are released at 9am, so we will soon know where Burton Albion begin their 2018-19 campaign in League One.

Make sure to stay with us throughout the morning...

Lucas Akins celebrates with his Burton Albion teammates
Lucas Akins celebrates with his Burton Albion teammates (Image: James Wilson/Epic Action Imagery)