FRANK LAMPARD takes charge of Derby for the first time as the Rams travel to face Reading in the Championship curtain-raiser.
The ex-Chelsea star took over in May after Gary Rowett left to join last season’s Premier League casualty Stoke.
Reuters Frank Lampard is looking forward to starting his first season as a manager
Reading will be desperate to improve on last season’s disappointment, where they limped to a 20th placed finish and narrowly avoided the drop.
Derby lost out in the playoffs to a strong Fulham side and have bolstered their ranks ahead of another assault on the top flight.
What time is kick-off?
THE match takes place on Friday, 3rd August.
It will be held at Reading’s Madejski Stadium, where kick-off is at 8pm.