Toon Open The Football Season

Last updated : 22 June 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

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Norwich and Aston Villa start their bids to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking with away trips. The Canaries go to Blackburn Rovers and Villa have a tricky trip - live on Sky Sports on Sunday, August 7 - to beaten play-off finalists Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds begin their season away at Queens Park Rangers and are also on Sky Sports on the opening Sunday afternoon.

Newly-promoted Burton Albion's first ever game in the second tier is at Nottingham Forest's City Ground, while Wigan go to Bristol City and Barnsley travel to Ipswich Town.