Ipswich Town will visit Bristol City on the opening day of the new npower Championship season.

Paul Jewell's side get their campaign under way at Ashton Gate on Saturday, August 6.

They then face two home games in quick succession, against Hull City (August 13) and Southampton (August 16).

Town are away to Leicester on Boxing Day and visit Reading on December 31, before welcoming Nottingham Forest to Portman Road on January 2.

Two East Midlands sides provide the opposition over Easter, with a trip to Derby County being followed by a home match with Leicester City.

The Blues bring the curtain down on their season with a trip to Doncaster Rovers on April 28.