The Ayrshire Derby is back and we hope you're ready for some Monday night mayhem.

It's a fixture we don't tend to see too often with Kilmarnock and Ayr United last squaring off in the League Cup back in 2017 and for the first time in 28 years, this match will take place in a league setting.

Kilmarnock's relegation in last season's play-offs will have had followers of the Honest Men salivating at the prospect of four chances to get one over their rivals, while the return of such a highly anticipated match is something of a silver lining for those at Rugby Park.

That's the venue for tonight's opening weekend battle as Tommy Wright's team will hope to put emotions to one side and focus on the overall task at hand this term: promotion at the first time of asking.

It won't be easy but the Killie boss has to right the wrong of their loss to Dundee that sent them through the Premiership trap door.

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Ayr meanwhile will want to avoid the final day drama of May when they narrowly dodged the relegation play-offs themselves with David Hopkin ready to take charge in his first full season.

Here's everything you need to know.

When and where will the game take place?

The match is being held at Rugby Park, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

What channel is it on?

BBC Scotland hold the rights to the Championship and they'll be showing the match.

Coverage begins at 7.30pm.

Kilmarnock Manager Tommy Wright at full time during a Premier Sports Cup tie between East Kilbride and Kilmarnock
Killie boss Tommy Wright

Will there be a live stream?

Yes. As long as you've got a TV license, head over to the BBC iPlayer website or app to watch the game live on any device.

Where else can I follow the action?

Our local site Ayrshire Live are all over this one and they're running a match blog for the big derby.

There you can follow all the build-up and team news, plus live minute-by-minute updates come kick-off.