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KEY DATES: The fixtures that matter for Norwich City's 2018/19 Championship season

PUBLISHED: 11:47 21 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:55 21 June 2018

Jamal Lewis made his full Norwich City debut in the 2-0 Boxing Day win at Birmingham City Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Jamal Lewis made his full Norwich City debut in the 2-0 Boxing Day win at Birmingham City Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City will travel to Birmingham City on the opening weekend of the Championship season - and there is an early East Anglian derby tussle to look forward to.

Daniel Farke’s squad begin and finish their league campaign in the Midlands, with a trip to St Andrews on Saturday August 4 and a final day visit to the Blues’ rivals, Aston Villa, on Sunday May 5.

City will get an early chance to maintain their derby dominance over Ipswich Town, under new manager Paul Hurst, when they are scheduled to visit Portman Road on September 1. The return in Norfolk is February 9.

Norwich have two Christmas home fixtures, with Nottingham Forest due at Carrow Road on Boxing Day and Derby County three days later, before a New Year’s Day trip to Brentford.

Check out the key dates below.

• Derby Duels

Ipswich Town (a) Sept 1

Ipswich Town (h) Feb 9

• First Five

Birmingham (a) Aug 4

West Brom (h) Aug 11

Sheffield United (a) Aug 18

Preston (h) Aug 22

Leeds United (h) Aug 25

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• Last Five

Wigan (a) Apr 13

Sheffield Wednesday (h) Apr 19

Stoke City (a) Apr 22

Blackburn Rovers (h) Apr 27

Aston Villa (a) May 5

• Happy Holidays

Blackburn Rovers (a) Dec 22

Nottingham Forest (h) Dec 26

Derby County (h) Dec 29

Brentford (a) Jan 1

* All Fixtures subject to change

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