Early August date for next season’s big kick off

The 2013-14 season will kick off on  August 3 … a fortnight earlier than the last campaign.

Fixtures for next season will be released on June 19 with the players reporting back for pre-season training on June 27.

Off the pitch, Wednesday are in talks with possible new shirt sponsors but have turned down a lucrative offer from a money-lending company as it does not fit in with the club’s community ethic.