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Charlton kick off against Bees

Charlton Athletic will kick off their 2014/15 Championship campaign with a clash against promoted Brentford.

The Addicks finished 18th in the second tier of English football last season, while Mark Warburton's team ended up in second place in League One.

In their next fixture, Charlton will host Wigan Athletic at The Valley and will end the first month of the new season with trips to Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion after playing against Derby County.

The London club will kick off their Christmas period with a match against relegated Premier League outfit Cardiff City at home and two days later will travel to Ipswich Town.

Bob Peeters' side begin the New Year with a match against Brighton at home and will wrap up the regular season with a clash against Bournemouth at The Valley.

Opening three games:

August 9 - Brentford (a)August 16 - Wigan Athletic (h)August 19 - Derby County (h)