Championship fixtures: Wolves host Norwich in season opener

Wolves celebrate the League One title
Wolves bounced straight back to the Championship after a season in League One

League One champions Wolves will host Norwich, newly relegated from the Premier League, on the opening weekend of the 2014-15 Championship season.

The other relegated sides, Fulham and Cardiff, face trips to Ipswich and Blackburn respectively.

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Brentford begin life back in the second tier at home to fellow London club Charlton, while League One play-off winners Rotherham go to Derby, who were Championship play-off losing finalists.

The new season begins on 9 August.

Wolves will face the Canaries the following day after the game was selected for live television coverage.

Also on opening day, new Brighton boss Sami Hyypia begins with a home match against Sheffield Wednesday, Stuart Pearce begins life in charge of Nottingham Forest at home to Blackpool, while Leeds - currently managerless - visit Millwall.

Among the longest journeys for away fans on opening day, Huddersfield take on Bournemouth, Birmingham visit Middlesbrough, Watford entertain Bolton, while Reading travel to Wigan.

Unlike the Premier League, there are no Football League fixtures on New Years' Day, which is just two days before the FA Cup third round on 3 January.

Opening weekend fixtures
Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City
Brentford v Charlton Athletic
Brighton and Hove Albion v Sheffield Wednesday
Derby County v Rotherham United
Huddersfield Town v Bournemouth
Ipswich Town v Fulham
Middlesbrough v Birmingham City
Millwall v Leeds United
Nottingham Forest v Blackpool
Watford v Bolton Wanderers
Wigan Athletic v Reading
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City
Opening fixtures elsewhere
Premier League - League One - League Two - Scottish Premiership
Club-by-club Championship fixtures
Birmingham CityIpswich Town
Blackburn RoversLeeds United
Bolton WanderersMillwall
BournemouthNorwich City
BrentfordNottingham Forest
Brighton and Hove AlbionReading
Cardiff CityRotherham United
Charlton AthleticSheffield Wednesday
Derby CountyWatford
FulhamWigan Athletic
Huddersfield TownWolverhampton Wanderers
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Premier League
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Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two

NB All fixtures and kick-off times are subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made.

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