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New season, new signings


In time before Transfer Deadline Day, Sky Sports has added new signings to the football team ahead of a brand-new season that kicks off.

Fresh from her debut season of Premier League coverage and a Women’s World Cup over the summer, Alex Scott will become the new presenter of Goals On Sunday, alongside Chris Kamara.

The new season begins this Friday with Luton welcoming Middlesbrough to Kenilworth Road, with David Prutton hosting the live coverage and Caroline Barker will join the team as pitch-side reporter.

It’s a double-header on Saturday with newly-promoted Salford City playing host to Stevenage, before Nottingham Forest take on West Brom in the evening kick-off, with Scott Minto hosting the two games.

On Sunday Eilidh Barbour begins her new role presenting live SPFL coverage from Rugby Park as Kilmarnock start the season against Rangers. Laura Woods will host Carabao Cup coverage in the knock-out stages beginning next week with Portsmouth against Birmingham.

Then on Friday 9 August the new Premier League season kicks off with Liverpool playing Norwich City, Kelly Cates will be joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher for Friday Night Football.

David Jones will host a spectacular Super Sunday two days later as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes on Frank Lampard for the first time at Old Trafford. Man Utd v Chelsea follows Arsenal’s trip to Newcastle United.

Sky Sports Head of Football Gary Hughes said: “This is set to be our biggest season yet and we’ve got the best team to share all the stories with football fans across the country.

“We’ve got more games than ever before and across Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football, we’ll cover every dramatic twist and turn across another glorious season. Our team can’t wait to get going, so roll on the new season!”

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We have 31,000 colleagues and together we want to connect our customers to more of what they love, including our award-winning original productions, like Patrick Melrose and Save Me, and great shows from our partners including HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. And our ever improving technology makes it even easier for customers to watch more of the shows they love with personalised recommendations and voice control and, our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract free service.

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