Huddersfield Town have been handed a revenge mission against Brentford at home on the first day of the new season – followed by two massive away games!
Brentford visit the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, August 6, exactly 91 days after rounding off the last Championship campaign with a crushing 5-1 win at the same venue.
David Wagner’s side then travel to two of the sides relegated from the Premier League – Newcastle United in their first away game on Saturday, August 13, and Aston Villa the following Tuesday.
The first derby against Leeds United is at Elland Road on Saturday, September 10 – that’s the week following the first international break – while the home clash with Leeds is on Saturday, February 4, 2017.
While Town travel to the other relegated side, Norwich City, on the Saturday before Christmas, they are at home on both Boxing day and New Year’s Eve – to Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers respectively.
And at Easter, Town are at home on the Saturday to Preston North End (April 15, 2017) before travelling to Derby County on Easter Monday (April 17).
Town will finish the campaign at home to Cardiff City on Sunday, May 7 – a match which will have a Noon kick-off.
“It’s a great start for us with being at home to Brentford and then the first away trip is a cracking one to Newcastle United, although it’s a shame from a supporters’ point of view it’s an early one, because quite a few of our fans might still be on holiday,” said Town’s Operations Director Ann Hough.
“I know David (Wagner) will love the fact we’ve got somewhere big for the first away trip – and there is nowhere bigger, really, than Newcastle in the Championship this coming season – and it’s great we’ve got two attractive home fixtures in the festive period, with Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers at the stadium.
“We have got Tuesday-night home and away clashes with Brighton, Rotherham and Aston Villa, but overall we’re quite happy with how the fixtures pan out and it’s nice to be finishing at home as well, with Cardiff City to visit us on the final Sunday.”
Town’s second home game – remember the League Cup is to slot in during the first week of the campaign – is the derby against promoted Barnsley on Saturday, August 20, while Town don’t visit Oakwell until the end of February.
International breaks are September 3, October 8, November 12 and March 25.
Town are at home on Bonfire Day, Saturday November 5, to Birmingham City.
Town’s first ever trip to Burton Albion is on a Tuesday, December 13, while The Brewers come to the John Smith’s on April 1.
Sat Aug 6 Brentford H
Sat Aug 13 Newcastle United A
Tue Aug 16 Aston Villa A
Sat Aug 20 Barnsley H
Sat Aug 27 Wolverhampton Wanderers H
Sat Sep 3 International Date
Sat Sep 10 Leeds United A
Tue Sep 13 Brighton and Hove Albion A
Sat Sep 17 Queens Park Rangers H
Sat Sep 24 Reading A
Tue Sep 27 Rotherham United H
Sat Oct 1 Ipswich Town A
Sat Oct 8 International Date
Sat Oct 15 Sheffield Wednesday H
Tue Oct 18 Preston North End A
Sat Oct 22 Derby County H
Sat Oct 29 Fulham A
Sat Nov 5 Birmingham City H Emirates FA Cup 1
Sat Nov 12 International Date
Sat Nov 19 Cardiff City A
Sat Nov 26 Wigan Athletic H
Sat Dec 3 Blackburn Rovers A Emirates FA Cup 2
Sat Dec 10 Bristol City H
Tue Dec 13 Burton Albion A
Sat Dec 17 Norwich City A
Mon Dec 26 Nottingham Forest H
Sat Dec 31 Blackburn Rovers H
Mon Jan 2 Wigan Athletic A
Sat Jan 7 Emirates FA Cup 3
Sat Jan 14 Sheffield Wednesday A
Sat Jan 21 Ipswich Town H
Sat Jan 28 Wolverhampton Wanderers A Emirates FA Cup 4
Tue Jan 31 Brighton and Hove Albion H
Sat Feb 4 Leeds United H
Sat Feb 11 Queens Park Rangers A
Tue Feb 14 Rotherham United A
Sat Feb 18 Reading H Emirates FA Cup 5
Sat Feb 25 Barnsley A
Sat Mar 4 Newcastle United H
Tue Mar 7 Aston Villa H
Sat Mar 11 Brentford A Emirates FA Cup 6
Sat Mar 18 Bristol City A
Sat Mar 25 International Date
Sat Apr 1 Burton Albion H
Tue Apr 4 Norwich City H
Sat Apr 8 Nottingham Forest A
Sat Apr 15 Preston North End H
Mon Apr 17 Derby County A
Sat Apr 22 Fulham H Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final
Sat Apr 29 Birmingham City A
Sun May 7 Cardiff City H
Sat May 27 Emirates FA Cup Final