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Championship Taking Shape For 2016/17

Bristol City are already preparing for life in the Sky Bet Championship for 2016/17 – and know 17 of their opponents already.

Lee Johnson’s men await the outcome of the Championship and League One play-offs, as well as the Premier League relegation fight, before next season’s line-up is complete. 

Burnley and Middlesbrough have secured automatic promotion to the top flight and will be followed by either: Brighton & Hove Albion, Hull City, Derby County or Sheffield Wednesday – with one of those teams set to win at Wembley on Saturday, May 28th. 

MK Dons, Charlton Athletic and Bolton Wanderers are all off the agenda after being relegated to League One. 

Wigan Athletic and Burton Albion will replace them after securing the top two spots in League One, with one of Walsall, Millwall, Bradford City or Barnsley joining them via the play-offs. 

Aston Villa have already been relegated from the Premier League, and the remaining two spots will be filled by Sunderland, Newcastle United or Norwich City. 

The new season begins on Saturday, August 6th. 

Confirmed 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship teams:

Aston Villa 
Birmingham City 
Blackburn Rovers 
Brentford 
Bristol City 
Burton Albion 
Cardiff City 
Fulham 
Huddersfield Town 
Ipswich Town 
Leeds United 
Nottingham Forest 
Preston North End 
Reading 
Rotherham United 
QPR 
Wigan Athletic 
Wolves 

To be confirmed 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship teams:

Premier League: (two from) Sunderland, Newcastle United, Norwich City 
Championship: (three from) Brighton, Hull City, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday 
League One: (one from): Walsall, Millwall, Bradford City, Barnsley

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