2014/15 Championship fixture list released - Norwich City travel to Wolves on opening weekend
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Norwich City will travel to newly-promoted Wolves in a televised fixture on the first weekend of the new Championship season on Sunday August 10. (Kick off 4pm)
Neil Adams' squad have been handed a difficult trip to the Black Country before hosting Watford at Carrow Road in their first league game on August 16.
City supporters only have to wait until August 23 for the first derby tussle with a trip to Portman Road before Ipswich make the return journey on February 28 next year.
The Canaries' complete their regular season programme at home to fellow relegated side Fulham on May 2. Adams knows City can not afford a sluggish start in their bid for an instant top flight return.
'Some people will say they are quite tough opening fixtures but I expect all of the games to be tough,' he told the club's official site. 'What we're about is getting people to look at when they are playing us and saying 'that will be a tough one'. We are certainly looking forward to it and we'll be approaching every game with confidence.
'Molineux is always a tough place to go and of course the local derby comes pretty early on as well. It's up to us to be on our toes and ready for those games and all of the rest. The fact that the game has been chosen for live TV coverage shows what an exciting match it is for us to start our season. It's a good game and an opportunity for us to showcase what we are about.
'Once again our fantastic fans will have their part to play and with their help we want to make Carrow Road a very difficult place to come to, as it has been in previous seasons.'
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In other notable opening day Championship fixtures, Ipswich will host the Cottagers in another televised fixture on Saturday August 9 with Cardiff City travelling to Blackburn. Losing Championship play-off finalists Derby County start at home to newly-promoted Rotherham United and Wigan tackle Reading.
• Buy Thursday's EDP and Evening News for an eight-page fixtures supplement with everything you need to know on Norwich City's 2014/15 Championship season and a special focus on the return of the Ipswich derby.
• Norwich City's 2014/15 Championship fixture list
SUN 10 AUG Wolverhampton Wanderers A (KO 4pm)
SAT 16 AUG Watford H
TUE 19 AUG Blackburn Rovers H
SAT 23 AUG Ipswich Town A
SAT 30 AUG Bournemouth H
SAT 13 SEP Cardiff City A
TUE 16 SEP Brentford A
SAT 20 SEP Birmingham City H
SAT 27 SEP Blackpool A
TUE 30 SEP Charlton Athletic H
SAT 04 OCT Rotherham United H
SAT 18 OCT Fulham A
TUE 21 OCT Leeds United H
SAT 25 OCT Sheffield Wednesday A
SAT 01 NOV Bolton Wanderers H
TUE 04 NOV Middlesbrough A
SAT 08 NOV Nottingham Forest A
SAT 22 NOV Brighton and Hove Albion H
SAT 29 NOV Reading H
SAT 06 DEC Wigan Athletic A
SAT 13 DEC Huddersfield Town H
SAT 20 DEC Derby County A
FRI 26 DEC Millwall H
SUN 28 DEC Reading A
SAT 10 JAN Bournemouth A
SAT 17 JAN Cardiff City H
SAT 24 JAN Brentford H
SAT 31 JAN Birmingham City A
SAT 07 FEB Blackpool H
TUE 10 FEB Charlton Athletic A
SAT 14 FEB Wolverhampton Wanderers H
SAT 21 FEB Watford A
TUE 24 FEB Blackburn Rovers A
SAT 28 FEB Ipswich Town H
TUE 03 MAR Wigan Athletic H
SAT 07 MAR Millwall A
SAT 14 MAR Derby County H
TUE 17 MAR Huddersfield Town A
SAT 21 MAR Nottingham Forest H
SAT 04 APR Brighton and Hove Albion A
MON 06 APR Sheffield Wednesday H
SAT 11 APR Bolton Wanderers A
TUE 14 APR Leeds United A
SAT 18 APR Middlesbrough H
SAT 25 APR Rotherham United A
SAT 02 MAY Fulham H
• All fixtures subject to change