When Plymouth Argyle will next be in Championship action

Plymouth Argyle can look forward to a second consecutive season in the Championship after their dramatic 1-0 win against Hull City at Home Park on Saturday.

It was a result which meant the Pilgrims finished in 21st position, one point above the relegation zone, after a turbulent season which saw manager Steven Schumacher leave for Stoke City shortly before Christmas and then his successor, Ian Foster, was sacked after 87 days and just 14 league games, eight of which ended in defeats.

Although it was too close for comfort, Argyle can justifiably say they deserved to stay up. After all, they were not in the bottom three at any stage of the campaign.

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"That's some stat really, to think we have come up into one of the best leagues in the world, dare I say, and we have not been in the bottom three," said first team coach Kevin Nancekivell.

"That's testimony to every member of staff, to every member of the playing squad, to the supporters, everybody. We have managed to dig out results when we have needed to, to keep us above water."

The planning for next season can begin in earnest now Argyle know they will again be in the Championship in 2024/25 rather than League One, with the appointment of a new head coach the immediate priority.

The fixture release day for next season has yet to be announced by the EFL, but it is usually in June. What we do know is the opening round of fixtures will take place over the weekend of August 10/11, with the regular league campaign ending on May 3, 2025.

The 46 rounds of Championship matches will be played across 33 weekends, nine midweeks and four bank holidays, with many of them being televised live as part of the new five-year, £935 million deal between the EFL and Sky Sports.

Each league weekend will see 10 EFL fixtures shown live, five of which will be from the Championship. All opening day, final day, and midweek fixtures in the EFL will be shown live, as will all games played on bank holidays including Easter, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Argyle will have a Carabao Cup first round tie in mid-August but will not take part in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy next season because of their continued status as a Championship club. The EFL play-offs will take place over the 2025 May Bank Holiday weekend.

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