2017-18 league fixtures released

The SPFL have released the 2017/18 Ladbrokes Championship fixture list, and we kick off the campaign with a trip across the water to play Dumbarton on Saturday 5 August.

Our first home fixture is a mouthwatering Renfrewshire derby against rivals St Mirren here at Cappielow on Saturday 12 August.

The remaining local clashes see us travel to the Paisley 2021 Stadium on Saturday 28 October and again on Saturday 21 April, while the second meeting in Greenock is scheduled for Tuesday 2 January, with a 3pm kick-off.

In terms of the other festive season fixtures, Jim Duffy takes his side to Livingston on Saturday 16 December and welcomes fellow second-tier new boys Inverness Caledonian Thistle to Cappielow on Saturday 23 December.

We close out the calendar year of 2017 with another journey over the Erskine Bridge to face Dumbarton on Saturday 30 December.

Ton’s only scheduled midweek fixture – postponements, cup competitions and festive season aside – is a match with Livingston at Cappielow on Tuesday 27 February.

The league season concludes on home turf when John Robertson’s Inverness Caledonian Thistle come calling on Saturday 28 April.