The fixture for the 2016/17 Championship League season was announced today and the Garry Monk era will officially begin on August 7. Get excited United fans, that’s only 45 days away!
Leeds will open the campaign with an away trip to Queens Park Rangers on the first Sunday of August. The match will have a lunchtime kick off and be broadcast on Sky Sports.
Elland Road will play host to the season’s first home fixture against Birmingham City on August 13.
Monk’s first month in charge will conclude with a home clash with Fulham on August 16, the season’s first Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on 20 August and a trip to Nottingham Forest seven days later.
Newly relegated Newcastle make the trip to Yorkshire after the November international break while United make their trip up to the Toon on April 15.
The Christmas period will see Leeds face Preston North End at Deepdale on Boxing Day followed by a big time clash with another Championship newcomer Aston Villa on New Years Eve. The festive schedule concludes with a home Yorkshire derby against Rotherham United on January 2.
Norwich City will be present for the last game at Elland Road on April 29, with the season concluding with an away fixture against Will Griggs and Wigan Athletic on May 7. Hopefully May 7 will mark the date when Yorkshire is on fire and a Leeds United return to the big time is offical. A man can only hope...
The full fixture is listed below.
7: Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United
13: Leeds United v Birmingham City
16: Leeds United v Fulham
20: Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United
27: Nottingham Forest v Leeds United
10: Leeds United v Huddersfield Town
13: Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
17: Cardiff City v Leeds United
24: Leeds United v Ipswich Town
27: Bristol City v Leeds United
1: Leeds United v Barnsley
15: Derby County v Leeds United
18: Leeds United v Wigan Athletic
22: Wolverhampton v Leeds United
29: Leeds United v Burton Albion
5: Norwich City v Leeds United
19: Leeds United v Newcastle United
26: Rotherham United v Leeds United
3: Leeds United v Aston Villa
10: Brighton v Leeds United
13: Leeds United v Reading
17: Leeds United v Brentford
26: Preston North End v Leeds United
31: Aston Villa v Leeds United
2: Leeds United v Rotherham United
14: Leeds United v Derby County
21: Barnsley v Leeds United
28: Leeds United v Nottingham Forest
31: Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United
4: Huddersfield Town v Leeds United
11: Leeds United v Cardiff City
14: Leeds United v Bristol City
18: Ipswich Town v Leeds United
25: Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday
4: Birmingham City v Leeds United
7: Fulham v Leeds United
11: Leeds United v Queens Park Rangers
18: Leeds United v Brighton
1: Reading v Leeds United
4: Brentford v Leeds United
8: Leeds United v Preston North End
15: Newcastle United v Leeds United
17: Leeds United v Wolverhampton
22: Burton Albion v Leeds United
29: Leeds United v Norwich City
7: Wigan Athletic v Leeds United