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Wolves host Norwich City in Championship opener

Wolves lifted the League 1 trophy in 2014 Credit: EMPICS Sport

Wolves will host Norwich City in their first season back in the Championship on the 9th August.

The fixtures for the new season have been released this morning.

The derby games against Birmingham City will take place at Molineux on 1st November and at St Andrews 11th April.

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Leicester City host Everton in first Premier League game

Leicester City celebrate winning Championship season Credit: Tom Yates/PA Wire

Leicester City will host Everton at the King Power Stadium to start their Premier League campaign on August 16th.

The fixtures lists for next season have been released this morning.

The Foxes also will face Chelsea and Arsenal before the end of August.

See the full fixtures list for Leicester's first season back in the Premier League here.

Futacs leaves Leicester

Futacs has become a free agent with immediate effect Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Leicester have announced striker Marko Futacs has left the club after it was mutually agreed to cancel the remainder of his contract.

The Hungarian, who has been capped three times by his country, made just a handful of appearances for the Foxes during his two-year stint at the club and spent most of last season on loan at Diosgyori VTK, having previously been loaned to Blackpool.

It has been decided by both parties that he is surplus to requirements at the King Power Stadium and he becomes a free agent with immediate effect.

Aston Villa sign midfielder Joe Cole on two-year-deal

Joe Cole in action for West Ham United last season Credit: PA

Aston Villa have announced the free transfer signing of Joe Cole on a two-year deal.

The 32-year-old midfielder, who has won 56 England Caps, was released by West Ham United in May. He's also played for Chelsea, Liverpool, and went on loan to French side Lille.

Derby players express disappointment after defeat

Derby County players Craig Bryson and Johnny Russell have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment after their 90th minute play-off defeat to QPR yesterday.

The Rams had managed to avoid a shot on target for the entire game, until Bobby Zamora popped up with the winner at the death.

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Derby County's Chris Martin: We will push on next season

Speaking to ITV News Central after the final at Wembley, Derby County striker Chris Martin says the club will now focus on next season.

Steve McClaren has galvanised the club and we've taken a big step this season. The dressing room's gutted but we have a young squad and we will push on next season.

– Chris Martin

Fans hail 'absolutely brilliant' play-off run despite last minute defeat

Derby County fans have talked about their pride and their faith in Steve McClaren after losing out on a place in the Premie League to QPR.

Fans were watching the game at the Coach and Horses pub in Chester Green and - despite their disappointment - say they are looking forward to a full season under the former England boss next year.

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