Championship fixtures: Wolves host Norwich in season opener

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

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