Watford learn Championship fixture fate

Watford FC crest
Watford FC crest

Football: Watford face a trip to Burnley on the opening day of the 2011/12 Npower Championship season.

The Hornets travel to Turf Moor on Saturday, August 6, before consecutive home fixtures, against Derby County and West Ham United.

Boxing Day sees a home clash with Cardiff City, before the Golden Boys welcome Doncaster Rovers to Vicarage Road on New Years Eve.

The Hornets will end the season at home to Middlesbrough, following trips to newly-promoted sides Brighton and Hove Albion and Peterborough United.