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EFL 2018/19 fixtures: Ipswich Town host Blackburn Rovers on opening day, Norwich City travel to Birmingham City

Daniel Farke (left) and Paul Hurst (right) will meet on September 1. Credit: PA

Fans across our region can start planning ahead to next season after the 2018/19 Football League fixtures were released this morning.

In The Championship, Paul Hurst starts his Ipswich Town reign with a home game against newly promoted Blackburn Rovers, while Norwich City are away at Birmingham City.

Here are some of the key fixtures that your club can look forward to over the coming campaign:

Ipswich Town

Martyn Waghorn will be hoping for another fine season in front of goal. Credit: PA
  • Blackburn Rovers (H) - August 4
  • Rotherham United (A) - August 11
  • Norwich City (H) - September 1
  • QPR (A) - December 26
  • Millwall (H) - January 1
  • Norwich City (A) - February 9
  • Leeds United (H) - May 5

Norwich City

Grant Hanley was a key player for Norwich City last season. Credit: PA
  • Birmingham City (A) - August 4
  • West Brom (H) - August 11
  • Ipswich Town (A) - September 1
  • Nottingham Forest (H) - December 26
  • Brentford (A) - January 1
  • Ipswich Town (H) - February 9
  • Aston Villa (A) - May 5

Peterborough United

Peterborough United start their campaign at home. Credit: PA
  • Bristol Rovers (H) - August 4
  • Rochdale (A) - August 11
  • Barnsley (A) - December 26
  • Scunthorpe United (H) - January 1
  • Burton Albion (H) - May 4

Luton Town

Luton Town have returned to League One after promotion last season. Credit: PA
  • Portsmouth (A) - August 4
  • Sunderland (H) - August 11
  • Scunthorpe United (A) - December 26
  • Barnsley (H) - January 1
  • Oxford United (H) - May 4

Southend United

Southend United finished 10th in League One last season. Credit: PA
  • Doncaster Rovers (H) - August 4
  • Plymouth Argyle (A) - August 11
  • Oxford United (A) - December 26
  • Gillingham (H) - January 1
  • Sunderland (H) - May 4

MK Dons

Paul Tisdale will start his MK Dons reign away at Oldham. Credit: PA
  • Oldham Athletic (A) - August 4
  • Bury (H) - August 11
  • Cheltenham Town (A) - December 26
  • Cambridge United (H) - January 1
  • Mansfield Town (H) - May 4

Northampton Town

Dean Austin was appointed as the new Northampton Town manager back in May. Credit: Northampton Town
  • Lincoln City (H) - August 4
  • Carlisle United (A) - August 11
  • Swindon Town (H) - December 26
  • Forest Green Rovers (A) - January 1
  • Oldham Athletic (A) - May 4

Cambridge United

Cambridge United boss Joe Dunne will be hoping to repay the faith shown in him after he as given the job on a permanent basis. Credit: Cambridge United
  • Port Vale (A) - August 4
  • Notts County (H) - August 11
  • Crawley Town (H) - December 26
  • MK Dons (A) - January 1
  • Macclesfield Town (A) - May 4

Colchester United

Colchester United will have ambitions of getting into the play-offs. Credit: PA
  • Notts County (A) - August 4
  • Port Vale (H) - August 11
  • Stevenage (H) - December 26
  • Crawley Town (A) - January 1
  • Lincoln City (A) - May 4

Stevenage

Dino Maamria is embarking on his first full season in charge of Stevenage. Credit: PA
  • Tranmere Rovers (H) - August 4
  • Crawley Town (A) - August 11
  • Colchester United (A) - December 26
  • Newport County (H) - January 1
  • Cheltenham Town (H) - May 4