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05 August 2017

Aston Villa vs Hull City: When is Championship match and what TV channel is it on?

VILLA PARK is the setting for Hull’s opening Championship game of the season.

The Tigers will aim to bounce straight back after finishing 18th and being relegated from the Premier League last term.

Hull go to Aston Villa to kick off their 2017-18 Championship campaign
Hull go to Aston Villa to kick off their 2017-18 Championship campaign
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Championship side Hull City name Leonid Slutsky their new manager

There is a strong tie between the teams as current Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce comes up against the club he managed for four years.

Former Russia manager Leonid Slutsky took over the helm at the KCOM stadium from popular coach Marco Silva, who moved on to Watford.

The Tigers have had to say goodbye to some of their key players, including Harry Maguire, who left for Leicester City for a fee of £17m, while left-back Andrew Robinson was snapped up by Liverpool.

However they’ll be boosted by the acquisitions of young midfielder Kevin Stewart, centre-back Michael Hector and Premier League regular, Fraizer Campbell.

20-year-old striker Jarrod Bowen will be vying for a place in the Hull starting XI after finishing pre-season as their top scorer – with two goals from the wing.

Bruce will take a trip down memory lane as his old side visit Villa Park
Bruce will take a trip down memory lane as his old side visit Villa Park
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New Hull boss Leonid Slutsky will get his first taste of English football
New Hull boss Leonid Slutsky will get his first taste of English football
Rex Features
John Terry has only played for three teams now in his long career
John Terry has only played for three teams – including Villa – in his long career
Rex Features

Standing in Hull’s way are Aston Villa, boosted by the signing of former Chelsea captain John Terry.

They too have brought in players with Premier League experience, with the likes of Glenn Whelan coming in from Stoke City, and Egyptian right-back Ahmed Elmohamady, from their opponents Hull.

Elmohamady made the switch from Hull to Villa
Elmohamady made the switch from Hull to Villa
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When is Aston Villa vs Hull City?

Aston Villa host the Tigers at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 4.

The match will be played at Villa Park

What TV channel is the match on?

The game will be the second live EFL fixture of the weekend on Sky Sports, after Sunderland vs Derby on Friday night.

Aston Villa vs Hull City will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.

John Terry sings 'Stand By Me' to new teammates at his Aston Villa initiation dinner


 

 

 

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