The fixtures for the 2010-11 npower Football League Championship have been released, and Simon Grayson’s new-look  Leeds United will start their Championship campaign at home to Derby County on the 7th August.

With several Yorkshire teams competing in this years Championship, there’s a few notable dates for your diary starting with Barnsley away on the 7th of September, which is followed just four days later by a trip to Doncaster’s identi-kit bowl.

Leeds will lock horns with some old foes as Millwall come to town on the 21st of August, and we’ll also be visited by Sheffield United on the 25th of September, for what is sure to be a sold-out Elland Road.

Hull City also join us in the Championship after finally coming back down to earth from their Premier League spell, and they’ll visit Elland Road on the 9th of November.

Another notable fixture to look our for early season is  Cardiff City at home on the 23rd of October.

The Christmas run looks a bit tricky with Leeds set to play Leicester on Boxing Day, Portsmouth on the 28th, Middlesbrough on the 1st , finishing off in Cardiff on the 3rd.

I’m getting excited already!

The full fixture list can be seen here on the official site of Leeds United FC.