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FIXTURE RELEASE DAY | SIX NEWCOMERS TO THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP AND WHEN WE'LL PLAY THEM

20 June 2019

Three relegated and three promoted sides join the Sky Bet Championship, but when will Latics face them?

  • Fixture Release Day 2019 | Latics learn their 2019-20 Sky Bet Championship schedule.
  • Paul Cook's side face Cardiff City at the DW Stadium on the opening day of the campaign.
  • A guide to when and where we'll face the six sides returning to the Championship.

Luton Town, Barnsley and Charlton Athletic all earned their places in the 2019-20 Sky Bet Championship following successful 2018-19 campaigns in Sky Bet League One, with Latics old-boy Graeme Jones taking over the Hatters for the new season, whilst Daniel Stendel continues his work with runners-up Barnsley and Lee Bowyer arrives back in the second tier with his Addicks.

Relegated Premier League sides Huddersfield Town, Fulham and Cardiff City all make relatively swift returns to the Championship following a tough 2018-19 campaign in the top flight.

Here's a little bit more on each side and when we'll face them home and away across the upcoming months.

BARNSLEY


The Tykes are back at the first time of asking.

Last Season: 2nd in Sky Bet League One
Last Season in the Sky Bet Championship: 2017/18
Last Meeting: 3-2 (H) 13 April 2017

2019-20 Home Fixture: Saturday 31 August
2019-20 Away Fixture: Monday 13 April

CARDIFF CITY


Neil Warnock will continue as Bluebirds boss in their bid to bounce straight back.

Last Season: 18th in the Premier League
Last Season in the Sky Bet Championship: 2017/18
Last Meeting: 0-0 (H) 22 April 2017

2019-20 Home Fixture: Saturday 3 August
2019-20 Away Fixture: Saturday 15 February

CHARLTON ATHLETIC


Former Latics defender Jason Pearce back in the Championship.

Last Season: Play-Off winners in Sky Bet League One
Last Season in the Sky Bet Championship: 2015/16
Last Meeting: 0-0 (H) 29 December 2017

2019-20 Home Fixture: Saturday 21 September
2019-20 Away Fixture: Saturday 25 April

FULHAM


Scott Parker will begin his first full season in charge at Craven Cottage.

Last Season: 19th in the Premier League
Last Season in the Sky Bet Championship: 2017/18
Last Meeting: 2-3 (A) 11 February 2017

2019-20 Home Fixture: Saturday 2 May
2019-20 Away Fixture: Saturday 28 September

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN


The Huddersfield Town faithful will be hoping for a repeat of 2016/17.

Last Season: 20th in the Premier League
Last Season in the Sky Bet Championship: 2016/17
Last Meeting: 0-1 (H) 2 January 2017

2019-20 Home Fixture: Saturday 14 December
2019-20 Away Fixture: Saturday 14 March

LUTON TOWN


Graeme Jones takes over following Mick Harford's successful caretaker spell.

Last Season: 1st in Sky Bet League One
Last Season in the Sky Bet Championship: 2006/07
Last Meeting: 1-1 (H) 15 March 2003

2019-20 Home Fixture: Saturday 7 March
2019-20 Away Fixture: Saturday 7 December


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