AS another football season beckons, THE Yorkshire Post’s chief football corresondent Richard Sutcliffe looks ahead to the opening weekend’s fixtures for Yorkshire’s clubs.
Having spent Thursday night covering Hull City’s successful first foray into European competition, Richard turns his attention to the Football League, and in particular the 10 Yorkshire clubs in action.
Dave Hockaday has a baptism of fire with his Leeds United team when they travel down the Millwall, while newly-promoted Rotherham United face a tough opener at last year’s play-off finalists Derby County.
Sheffield Wednesday - still waiting for a takevoer to be completed by Azerbaijani businessman Hafiz Mammadov - make the trip to the South Coast to take on Brighton, while Huddersfield Town will be looking to get off to a winning start at home to Bournemouth. Middlesbrough, who Richard fancies to do the best of from Yorkshire’s Championship contenders, have a home opener against Birmingham City, who under Lee Clark face another season of struggle.
In League One, promotion favourites Sheffield United start off at Bramall Lane against Bristol City, with Barnsley - looking to bounce straight back up after relegation - are also at home, taking on Crawley Town.
Bradford City welcome Coventry City, while Doncaster Rovers - hampered by the fallout from the failed takeover of former owner and chairman John Ryan - travel to Yeovil Town.
In League Two, York City travel to Tranmere Rovers.
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