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Leeds United chief addresses Kemar Roofe future, West Brom face daunting record while Derby confirm double swoop - Championship weekend preview

After months without action, the Championship season finally gets underway this weekend with each club hoping to make a winning start.

Scroll down and click through the pages as we preview the key talking points ahead of this weekend's second-tier games:

Its been a bumpy and long road back for the Hatters since their relegation in 2007. Three points and it will mark a special evening at Kenilworth Road against Boro, who face being without Randolph, Fry and Friend due to injury.

1. Luton Town v Middlesbrough

Its been a bumpy and long road back for the Hatters since their relegation in 2007. Three points and it will mark a special evening at Kenilworth Road against Boro, who face being without Randolph, Fry and Friend due to injury.
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Two clubs who were separated by the Championship last season meet. The Tykes will be lacking firepower with reports that last terms top scorer Kieffer Moore is off to Wigan Athletic for 4m.

2. Barnsley v Fulham

Two clubs who were separated by the Championship last season meet. The Tykes will be lacking firepower with reports that last terms top scorer Kieffer Moore is off to Wigan Athletic for 4m.
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Bolstered by the arrival of Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan on Friday, newly-promoted Charlton mark their Championship return against Blackburn, who are expected to have another steady season under Tony Mowbray.

3. Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic

Bolstered by the arrival of Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan on Friday, newly-promoted Charlton mark their Championship return against Blackburn, who are expected to have another steady season under Tony Mowbray.
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Brentford are likely to hand debuts to a string of new signings while Birmingham face the uphill task of inflicting the Bees first home defeat on the opening weekend of the season since 1992.

4. Brentford v Birmingham City

Brentford are likely to hand debuts to a string of new signings while Birmingham face the uphill task of inflicting the Bees first home defeat on the opening weekend of the season since 1992.
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