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Championship fixtures 2012-13: Posh start with derby date

Darren Ferguson will be aiming to make a good start to the next season.

Darren Ferguson will be aiming to make a good start to the next season.

Posh will launch the new Championship season with a mouth-watering derby trip to Leicester City.

The clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, August 18 marks the start of the club’s fifth season in the second tier of English football.

Big-spending Leicester are the bookmakers’ favourites for the Championship title next season.

Posh’s first home outing comes three days later when hosting Millwall on August 21 before they entertain Leeds on August 25 and they then visit Birmingham City on September 1.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson said: “Making a good start to last season proved to be key to keeping ourselves out of trouble and we’ll be looking to do the same thing again.

“We know that Leicester are one of the big teams at this level who have already spent money but we will go there with no fear.

“We took four points from them last season so that will give us confidence.”

Another tasty trip comes on Boxing Day when Posh go to relegated Wolves while they will see in 2013 by playing host to Barnsley at London Road on New Year’s Day.

The season will end on May 4, 2013 at Crystal Palace.

Full Posh Championship fixture list . . .

August

Sat 18 v Leicester (a)

Tue 21 v Millwall (h)

Sat 25 v Leeds (h)

September

Sat 1 v Birmingham (a)

Sat 15 v Burnley (a)

Tue 18 v Bristol City (h)

Sat 22 v Wolves (h)

Sat 29 v Hull (a)

October

Tue 2 v Barnsley (a)

Sat 6 v Nottingham Forest (h)

Sat 20 v Watford (a)

Tue 23 v Huddersfield (h)

Sat 27 v Derby (h)

November

Sat 3 v Sheffield Wednesday (a)

Tue 6 v Brighton (a)

Sat 10 v Crystal Palace (h)

Sat 17 v Blackburn (h)

Sat 24 v Ipswich (a)

Tue 27 v Charlton (a)

December

Sat 1 v Blackpool (h)

Sat 8 v Middlesbrough (h)

Sat 15 v Cardiff (a)

Sat 22 v Bolton (h)

Wed 26 v Wolves (a)

Sat 29 v Bristol City (a)

January

Tue 1 v Barnsley (h)

Sat 12 v Nottingham Forest (a)

Sat 19 v Hull (h)

Sat 26 v Bolton (a)

February

Sat 2 v Burnley (h)

Sat 9 v Leicester (h)

Sat 16 v Leeds (a)

Tue 19 v Millwall (a)

Sat 23 v Birmingham (h)

March

Sat 2 v Blackburn (a)

Tue 5 v Charlton (h)

Sat 9 v Ipswich (h)

Sat 16 v Blackpool (a)

Sat 30 v Cardiff (h)

April

Mon 1 v Middlesbrough (a)

Sat 6 v Huddersfield (a)

Sat 13 v Watford (h)

Tue 16 v Brighton (h)

Sat 20 v Derby (a)

Sat 27 v Sheffield Wednesday (h)

May

Sat 4 v Crystal Palace (a)

 

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