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Ipswich head for Coventry on opening day

PUBLISHED: 11:03 17 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:13 06 July 2010

IPSWICH Town will travel to Coventry City on the opening day of the new football season.

The Tractor Boys finished off last season with a 2-1 home success against the Sky Blues, and will fancy their chances against Chris Coleman's midland side on August 8.

IPSWICH Town will travel to Coventry City on the opening day of the new football season.

The Tractor Boys finished off last season with a 2-1 home success against the Sky Blues, and will fancy their chances against Chris Coleman's midland side on August 8.

After taking on Coventry, Ipswich travel to Shrewsbury on August 11 in the first round of the Carling Cup before starting their home programme with a game against promoted Leicester City on August 15.

The keenly anticipated tussles with Jim Magilton's Queens Park Rangers take place at Portman Road on Monday December 28 and at Loftus Road on Tuesday February 9, and the Blues have a Boxing Day trip to Crystal Palace.

The Easter holiday sees the Blues at home to Reading on Saturday and at Derby County two days later while they wrap up the season with what could be crucial and tough looking matches against Newcastle away and Sheffield United at home.

Newcastle visit Suffolk on Saturday September 26 while the two other relegated sides play at Portman Road on Tuesday January 26 (West Brom) and Saturday February 6 (Middlesbrough).

Norwich City begin life in League One with a home East Anglian derby against Colchester United.

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