Team news: Barnsley, Huddersfield Town, Leeds United, Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday; Bradford City, Sheffield United; Doncaster Rovers

New Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs is one of four new managers in Yorkshire this season, alongside Garry Monk at Leeds, Chris Wilder at Sheffield United and Stuart McCall at Bradford City.
New Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs is one of four new managers in Yorkshire this season, alongside Garry Monk at Leeds, Chris Wilder at Sheffield United and Stuart McCall at Bradford City.
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Here we go then, the big kick-off in the EFL as eight of Yorkshire’s clubs get their 2016-17 campaigns underway.

All matches Saturday 3pm unless stated


Huddersfield Town v Brentford

Team news: Philip Billing (ankle) and Harry Bunn (hamstring) set to miss the opening fortnight. Nahki Wells will also sit out today’s opener after only returning to training in midweek. He could play in the League Cup on Tuesday.

Last six games: Huddersfield DWDDLL, Brentford DWWLWW.

Referee: G Eltringham (T & Wear).

Last time: Huddersfield Town 1 Brentford 5; May 7, 2016; Championship.

Ipswich v Barnsley

Team news: No injury concerns for the Reds, with Adam Davies and James Bree back in training after hamstring niggles. Angus MacDonald is suspended, but several other new signings including George Moncur, Tom Bradshaw, Elliot Lee and Ryan Kent could make their debuts.

Last six games: Ipswich LDDDWW; Barnsley DDWWWW.

Referee: K Stroud (Hampshire).

Last time: Ipswich 1 Barnsley 1; November 1, 2013; Championship.

QPR v Leeds United

Sunday 12.00

Team news: Liam Cooper has returned to training to leave Garry Monk with a fully fit squad for his first game as United head coach. Charlie Taylor is in the squad despite his transfer request last Sunday.

Last six games: Queens Park Rangers WDLDLW, Leeds United WWWDLD.

Referee: O Langford (West Midlands).

Last time: Queens Park Rangers 1 Leeds United 0; November 28, 2015; Championship.

Rotherham v Wolves

Team news: Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs looks set to give a number of first-team debuts to summer signings, including winger Jon Taylor. New defender Kelvin Wilson has missed the majority of pre-season and may not be risked. Youngster Aimen Belaid has suffered a setback in his recovery from a groin injury, and is out for another week.

Last six: Rotherham WDDDLL Wolves DLLDDW.

Last time: Rotherham 1 Wolves 2, December 5 2015, Championship.

Referee: Scott Duncan (Northumberland).

Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa

Sunday 4.30pm

Team news: Will Buckley is eligible for Sunday’s game after arriving on a season-long loan from Sunderland. The Owls had no major injury worries and pick from strength.

Jack Hunt (hamstring) and Marco Matias are ready to return after sitting out the final pre-season friendly. Ross McCormack is set to make his Villa debut after his £12m move from Fulham.

Bolton v Sheffield United

Team news: No injury problems for new Blades manager Chris Wilder. Che Adams is in the squad despite being the subject of two unsuccessful bids from Birmingham City during the build-up to the season.

Last six games: Bolton Wanderers LLDLWL, Sheffield United DWWDLL.

Referee: R Joyce (Cleveland).

Last time: Bolton Wanderers 2 Sheffield United 0; January 23, 2010; FA Cup.

Bradford City v Port Vale

Team news: Rory McArdle and Stephen Darby are set to miss the opening month of the new season, leaving Stuart McCall’s defensive resources stretched. Despite that, Matthew Kilgallon may have to wait for his debut after only joining this week.

Last six games: Bradford City LWWWLD, Port Vale LWWWLL.

Referee: D Deadman (Cambridgeshire).

Last time: Bradford City 1 Port Vale 0; August 29, 2015; League One.

League Two

Accrington Stanley v Doncaster Rovers

Team news: Injury-hit Rovers are without several players, with Luke McCullough (knee) out for the whole season and Craig Alcock (ankle), Mathieu Baudry (Achilles), Gary McSheffrey (knee) and Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (knee) also sidelined. But Harry Middleton and Joe Wright are fit again and Paul Keegan is back in training.

Last six games: Accrington WWWDLW; Doncaster LWDWLD.

Referee: S Stockbridge (Tyne & Wear).

Last time: Accrington 2 Doncaster 2; April 3, 1961; Division Four.

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