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Ed Lewis

Ed Lewis writes

Posted Monday, May 20th 2019

All eyes on the new season

Having enjoyed the club’s highest league finish in 11 years, City’s attentions now turn to the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season.

With a pre-season training camp in Tampa, Florida around the corner, the return of the Robin crest, and construction of the new training facilities due to start at the end of 2019, there’s plenty to look forward to in the coming campaign.

And a highly anticipated day in the football calendar is fixture release day (June 20th) and although there are still promotions to be decided, the division is already taking shape, with City knowing 21 of their opponents to date.

Cardiff City and Fulham’s Premier League adventure lasted just one season, while Huddersfield Town have also dropped down from the top flight.

Luton Town will be back in the second tier following a 12-year absence, while Barnsley have bounced from back League One at the first time of asking.

Lee Johnson’s side won’t face Norwich City or Sheffield United next year, with both teams promoted from the Championship, while Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers and Rotherham United suffered relegation.

Aston Villa and Derby County will battle it out in the Championship play-off final, while in League One, one of Charlton Athletic or Sunderland will win a place in the Championship.

2018/19 Sky Bet Championship

Barnsley, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Brentford, Bristol City, Cardiff City, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Leeds United, Luton Town, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Nottingham Forest, Preston North End, QPR, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City, Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic.

Championship

One from: Aston Villa and Derby County

League One

One from: Charlton Athletic and Sunderland