Middlesbrough to kick-off new season live on Sky Sports

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka

Middlesbrough will kick off the new Championship campaign under the glare of the live television cameras.

Aitor Karanka’s Boro side take on Preston North End away in their opening fixture of the 2015-16 campaign and Sky Sports have chosen to screen it live.

The clash with Simon Grayson’s newly-promoted side will now take place on Sunday, August 9 (KO 12pm).

Boro will also be screened live in September with the trip to Nottingham Forest also being selected by Sky Sports.

The Forest clash remains on Saturday September 19 with the kick-off being brought forward to 12.30pm kick-off.