Norwich City fixtures announced

CHRIS LAKEY Norwich City face a tough trip to Leeds on the opening day of the new season. The Canaries face last season's play-off finalists on Saturday, August 5 - with the first home game coming three days later when Preston, the team Leeds beat in the semi-finals, are at Carrow Road.

CHRIS LAKEY

Norwich City face a tough trip to Leeds on the opening day of the new season.

The Canaries face last season's play-off finalists on Saturday, August 5 - with the first home game coming three days later when Preston, the team Leeds beat in the semi-finals, are at Carrow Road.

The first of the big East Anglian derby games is on November 18, when Norwich travel down the A140 to Ipswich, with the reverse fixture booked for April 21 - although it is more than likely that those will be changed to Sunday kick-offs.

City have been handed a home game against Southend on Boxing Day, but will travel to Crystal Palace on New Year's Day. The season ends, as it began, in Yorkshire, with a trip to one of City manager Nigel Worthington's former clubs, Sheffield Wednesday.

Ipswich have a tough start, at home to Palace, followed by a trip to Wolves on August 8.