Scottish Premiership 2018/19 fixtures: Steven Gerrard, Brendan Rodgers to discover schedules

Steven Gerrard and new rival Brendan Rodgers can step up their plans for the 2018/19 Scottish Premiership season when the fixtures are released on Friday.

New Rangers boss Gerrard will go up against his former Liverpool manager Rodgers this term and has the tough task of trying to check Celtic’s dominance after their second successive domestic treble.

When will the Glasgow pair go head to head for the first time? Will last season’s runners-up, Aberdeen, get a tricky or favourable start as they seek to challenge again? And what lies in store for newcomers St Mirren and Livingston? Here’s all you need to know and how to follow the new season fixtures announcement…

When are the fixtures released?

The new Scottish Premiership features – plus schedules for all Championship, League 1 and League 2 clubs – will be out at 9am on Friday, June 15.

When does the 2018/19 season start?

Scottish league football gets going on Saturday, August 4.

The Championship, League 1 and League 2 seasons end on May 4, while the Premiership concludes on May 18/19.

Any other key dates?

The Scottish Premiership will once again have a winter break this season. The competition pauses for almost three weeks off between December 31 and January 18.

The group stage of the Betfred Cup commences on July 14, while the last 16 round will take place on Saturday, August 18 rather than the usual midweek slot due to a change in UEFA competition dates.

The first round of the IRN-BRU Cup is scheduled for the midweek of August 14/15.

1:07 New St Mirren manager and former Everton defender Alan Stubbs is looking forward to renewing his rivalry with Rangers boss and ex-Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard How can I stay up-to-date?

Whether you’re on the move or watching at home, Sky Sports is the place for all the news and reaction.

Sky Sports News – channel 409 – will bring you details of your club’s schedule as the clock strikes 9am, as well as reaction from studio guests including Kris Boyd and Andy Walker. You can also watch the one-hour special on Sky Sports Football.

– Fixtures by club will be available on and via the Sky Sports apps.

Watch Sky Sports News to find out your club’s fixtures or find them on and via the Sky Sports apps from 9am.

Get Sky Sports’ dedicated football channel for 30 exclusive live SPFL games including Old Firm clashes.