Norwich City U23s fixtures for Premier League Two campaign are released

Michee Efete, pictured in action during City's friendly at Peterborough on Saturday, is one of the p

Michee Efete, pictured in action during City's friendly at Peterborough on Saturday, is one of the players who could feature in Premier League Two regularly this season. Picture by Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City Under-23s are set to begin their league season with a home fixture against Newcastle United, to be played at Colney.

The Premier League have released the initial fixtures, which are subject to change, for the re-branded league. Previously named the Barclays U21 Premier League, from this season it will be known as Premier League Two.

City have been placed in the second tier and after taking on Newcastle will face Stoke City and Middlesbrough respectively at Carrow Road.

The new competition sees the age limit for players rise from U21s to U23s, enabling all players born after January 1, 1993 to participate.

Rules relating to over-age players remain the same, allowing a senior goalkeeper and three over-age outfield players in every match.

Initial fixtures

Mon, August 15 – Newcastle United (H), Colney Training Centre (2pm)

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Mon, August 22 – Stoke City (H), Carrow Road (7pm)

Mon, August 29 – Middlesbrough (H), Carrow Road (7pm)

Mon, September 12 – Blackburn Rovers (A), Ewood Park (7pm)

Mon, September 19 – West Ham United (H), Carrow Road (7pm)

Mon, September 26 – Fulham (A), Craven Cottage (7pm)

Mon, October 17 – West Bromwich Albion (H), Carrow Road (7pm)

Mon, October 24 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (H), Carrow Road (7pm)

Mon, October 31 – Brighton & Hove Albion (A), TBC (TBC)

Mon, November 21 – Aston Villa (A), TBC (TBC)

Mon, November 28 – Swansea City (H), Carrow Road (7pm)

Mon, December 12 – Middlesbrough (A), TBC (TBC)

Mon, December 19 – Blackburn Rovers (H), Colney Training Centre (1.30pm)

Mon, January 9 – West Ham United (A), Olympic Stadium (7pm)

Mon, January 16 – Fulham (H), Colney Training Centre (1.30pm)

Mon, January 30 – West Bromwich Albion (A), The Hawthorns (7pm)

Mon, February 6 – Aston Villa (H), Carrow Road (7pm)

Mon, February 20 – Swansea City (A), TBC (TBC)

Mon, March 6 – Newcastle United (A), TBC (TBC)

Sat, March 11 – Stoke City (A), Clayton Wood Training Complex (2pm)

Mon, April 10 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (A), Molineux (7pm)

Mon, April 24 – Brighton & Hove Albion (H), Carrow Road (7pm)