FL72 - Preview Special: Mark Warburton, Jose Riga and Steve Evans feature

Sky Bet's Dale Tempest looks at the Football League runners and riders

Last Updated: 06/08/14 11:40am

Join Simon Thomas, Peter Beagrie and more from 8pm on Thursday

The Football League season gets underway on Friday night with the Sky Live Blackburn versus Cardiff clash – but there is plenty to discuss before then.

So clear your calendar on Thursday evening between 8-10pm as Simon Thomas, Peter Beagrie and a host of special guests look ahead to the campaign on FL72 Preview Special in front of a live studio audience.

Brentford boss Mark Warburton – whose side open up against Charlton on Saturday – will be in the studio to discuss how he and his charges are looking forward to their Championship challenge, having secured promotion from League One last term.

We will also be joined by Watford midfielder Keith Andrews and former Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest engine-roomer David Prutton to discuss which players will catch the eye this season across all three divisions.

There are plenty of manager interviews in the offing, too - we will hear how Blackpool boss Jose Riga has united his small but growing squad, how Rotherham chief Steve Evans plans to attack the second-tier’s big dogs, and what Rochdale gaffer Keith Hill hopes to achieve.

Sky Bet’s Dale Tempest, meanwhile, will run through the odds and let you know who the bookies expect to be fighting for promotion and to avoid relegation, plus you will get the chance to quiz our pundits or share your opinions via Twitter.

Catch FL72 Preview Special, 8pm, Thursday, Sky Sports 1 – and tune in to the same channel from 7pm to see our review of the 2013/14 campaign.