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CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES 2020-21: Watford kick off new season at home to Middlesbrough

Watford will start their 2020-21 Championship campaign at home to Middlesbrough as they bid to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

The Hornets will take on Neil Warnock’s men at Vicarage Road on September 12 and then head to Garry Monk’s Sheffield Wednesday – before a mouth-watering local derby against Luton Town in just their third game.

Meanwhile, Norwich will have to negotiate a tricky start to the season, with the Canaries set for a trip to Huddersfield – who will hope to be lifted by new boss Carlos Corberan. 

Daniel Farke’s side will then host Preston at Carrow Road before locking horns with fellow relegated outfit Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium in what should be a fascinating clash with both sides hoping to set the pace.

The Cherries, entering a new era under Jason Tindall, will play against Blackburn Rovers at home before travelling to Middlesbrough – who have been given a tough run-in with two recently relently relegated sides first up.

League One champions Coventry will start their first season back in the second tier away at Bristol City, before playing QPR at home. 

They’ll then travel to Barnsley in a somewhat forgiving start until they welcome Bournemouth on October 3.

For Wycombe Wanderers, it’s a first ever season in the Championship and they will kick things off against fellow promoted side Rotherham, who went up automatically thanks to a points per game system after League One was ended early.

The game should be an eye opener to see which team has the potential to secure survival this season, with Gareth Ainsworth’s side then heading up to Blackburn before playing host to Swansea City.

Rotherham have back to back home games to follow against Milwall and then a tough game against Brentford – who will be keen to bounce back following their play-off final defeat to Fulham.

Elsewhere on the opening weekend sees Barnsley, who pulled off a survival miracle last season, take on Luton at home, while Birmingham City are up against Brentford.

Cardiff will begin against Sheffield Wednesday while Wayne Rooney and Co at Derby County welcome Reading.

Millwall are at home to Stoke, Alex Neill’s Preston play Swansea at Deepdale and QPR face Nottingham Forest. 

These fixtures and dates are subject to change depending on TV selections. 

October sees another big clash between relegated sides as Bournemouth travel to Watford with Brentford taking on Norwich City at their new stadium in what promises to be an exciting affair.

The first Wales derby comes in December as Swansea arrive at the Cardiff City Stadium, before the reverse fixture in March.  

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