Football - Hornets at home for Blues

Birmingham will start the new Championship season with a home game against beaten play-off finalists Watford.

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Gianfranco Zola's men are due to travel to St Andrew's on August 3 before Blues head to newly-promoted Yeovil for their first away game.

Birmingham's first four opponents were all in the play-offs last season, with Brighton at home being the third match before a trip to Leicester.

Lee Clark's men head to FA Cup holders Wigan on Boxing Day and are at home to Barnsley on New Year's Day.

Leeds are the final visitors of the season on April 26 before the campaign ends at Bolton's Reebok Stadium on May 3.

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