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Leeds start off at Millwall

Leeds United will start the new Championship season on August 9 with an away game against Millwall at The Den.

The club are currently without a manager following Brian McDermott's departure, but former Forest Green boss David Hockaday is expected to be named head coach on Wednesday.

If he is confirmed as boss, then Hockaday's first game at Elland Road will be against Middlesbrough on August 16 before then welcoming Brighton & Hove Albion.

The first Yorkshire derby of the season comes at home to Huddersfield Town on September 20, and there is a derby double-header in October against Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United.

Boxing Day will bring Wigan Athletic to Elland Road before Leeds travel to Derby County two days later before meeting Bolton Wanderers away in their first league game of 2015 on January 10.

The return derby with Huddersfield is at the end of January before Leeds close the season with two more derby fixtures.

Leeds will go to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday on April 25 before promoted Rotherham visit Elland Road on the final day on May 2.

Opening month fixtures:

August 9 - Millwall (a)August 16 - Middlesbrough (h)August 19 - Brighton (h)August 23 - Watford (a)August 30 - Bolton (h)