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Premier League 2014-15 season preview

The waiting is almost over! The 2014-15 Premier League season begins this weekend. Here is your guide to the exciting season ahead.

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2014/15 opening day fixtures for League One and Two

The 2014/15 season fixtures have been announced for both League One and League Two. The pick of the ties sees Chesterfield travel to Leyton Orient, who were both promoted last year, and Port Vale host near rivals Walsall.

League One opening day - 9 August 2014:

  • Bradford City v Coventry City
  • Leyton Orient v Chesterfield
  • Port Vale v Walsall
  • Preston North End v Notts County
  • Rochdale v Peterborough United

In League Two, beaten play-off finalists Burton Albion take on newly promoted Oxford, and Northampton Town are at home to Mansfield.

League Two opening day - 9 August 2014:

  • Wimbledon v Shrewsbury Town
  • Bury v Cheltenham Town
  • Northampton Town v Mansfield Town
  • Oxford United v Burton Albion

For all the fixtures, visit the Football League website

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Villa start season with away clash at Stoke

Aston Villa will begin the 2014-15 season with an away fixture at Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday 18th August.

The first game of the season at Villa Park will be against Newcastle United the following weekend.

The derby days against West Brom are at The Hawthorns on Saturday 13th December and at home on Tuesday 3rd March. The final game of the season will be at home to Burnley on 24th May. See full list of Villa fixtures here.

Birmingham City fixtures list revealed

Blues face Wolves in the Championship derby first leg on 1st November Credit: ITV News Central

Birmingham City will begin the 2014-15 season in the Championship with a trip to Middlesbrough.

The Molineux derby against Wolves is on November 1st, with the St Andrew's return on April 11st.

On Boxing Day, Blues host Derby County followed by Nottingham Forest two days later.

See the fixtures list here.

Alan Irvine unveiled on fixtures day as West Brom coach

Alan Irvine takes over at West Bromwich Albion Credit: PA

New West Bromwich Albion head coach Alan Irvine is to face the media for the first time in his new role on fixtures day.

This morning, it has been announced that his side will open their Premier League campaign at home to Sunderland.

Albion will take on Aston Villa on 13th December and this season's boxing day fixture is at home to Manchester City.

The last game of the season will be away at Arsenal.

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