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Championship 2012-13 fixture list: Leeds to start campaign against relegated Wolves

Championship 2012-13 fixture list: Leeds to start campaign against relegated Wolves

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Wolves' new manager Stale Solbakken travels to Leeds, Blackburn visit Ipswich while Bolton face rivals Burnley as the three relegated clubs open the season with tricky away games

The three sides relegated from the Premier League each begin life in the Championship with tricky-looking away fixtures.

Blackburn will hope to start their recovery away at Paul Jewell's Ipswich Town, whilst Bolton, relegated by a single point on the last day of the season, will take on manager Owen Coyle's former club Burnley in a Lancashire derby at Turf Moor.

Wolves’ visit to Neil Warnock's Leeds United completes the trio of former Premier League side's travelling on the opening day.

Meanwhile, defeated play-off finalists Blackpool open the season away at Millwall and semi-finalists Birmingham and Cardiff start their promotion campaign at home to newly-promoted sides Charlton and Huddersfield respectively.

Leicester City open at home to Peterborough, Middlesbrough host Barnsley, Brighton are Steve Bruce's first opponents as Hull manager at the KC Stadium, Crystal Palace take on fellow Londoners Watford, Derby County host promoted Sheffield Wednesday, and Nottingham Forest face last-season’s fellow relegation battlers Bristol City at home. has highlighted five key weekends in the Championship fixture list which we think may go a long way to deciding the key issues at both the top and bottom of the league.

15 September 2012 1 December 2012
Barnsley v Blackpool
Bolton v Watford
Brighton v Sheff Wed
Bristol City v Blackburn
Burnley v Peterborough
Cardiff v Leeds
Charlton v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield v Derby
Hull v Millwall
Middlesbrough v Ipswich
Nottm Forest v Birmingham
Wolverhampton v Leicester
Birmingham v Middlesbrough
Bolton v Ipswich
Bristol City v Wolverhampton
Burnley v Blackburn
Cardiff v Sheff Wed
Crystal Palace v Brighton
Huddersfield v Leeds
Leicester v Derby
Millwall v Charlton
Nottm Forest v Hull
Peterborough v Blackpool
Watford v Barnsley
12 January 2013 5 March 2013
Barnsley v Leeds
Bolton v Millwall
Brighton v Derby
Bristol City v Leicester
Burnley v Crystal Palace
Cardiff v Ipswich
Charlton v Blackpool
Huddersfield v Birmingham
Hull v Sheff Wed
Middlesbrough v Watford
Nottm Forest v Peterborough
Wolverhampton v Blackburn
Birmingham v Blackpool
Bolton v Blackburn
Bristol City v Brighton
Burnley v Barnsley
Cardiff v Derby
Crystal Palace v Hull
Huddersfield v Middlesbrough
Leicester v Leeds
Millwall v Wolverhampton
Nottm Forest v Ipswich
Peterborough v Charlton
Watford v Sheff Wed

For a full list of Championship fixtures, click here