The fixtures for the 2012/13 season have been released and managers up and down the country have been giving their views on their respective side's opening matches.

In the npower Championship, Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has revealed his delight at his side's opening schedule for the 2012/13 season.

Warnock's men start at home against Wolverhampton Wanderers, who were relegated from the Barclays Premier League, in a match that will be Wolves boss Stale Solbakken's first competitive fixture.

United then then face trips to Blackpool and Peterborough United before a home match against Blackburn Rovers, another side new to the npower Championship after relegation from the top flight last term.

"It's a great fixture to start with. You can't really have a better game than that to start off with," Warnock told www.leedsunited.com, "we start with Wolves at home then Blackpool away and you couldn't have two much tougher games than that.

"Then you look at the next four games with Blackburn, Cardiff City, Hull City and Nottingham Forest. That just shows what a great league this is."

Meanwhile, Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell believes the npower Championship is going to be more competitive than ever in the upcoming season and insists promotion could go to any team in the division.

The Tractor Boys are the longest-serving team in the npower Championship, having been in the second tier since 2002, and will kick off the 2012/13 campaign against Blackburn Rovers at Portman Road, followed by away trips to Watford and Blackpool.

"It doesn't matter who you play on the first day of the season or the last in this division, you know it's going to be a hard game," Jewell told www.itfc.co.uk.

"The npower Championship is one of the most competitive leagues in the game and I lost count how many times I said that anyone can beat anyone in this league last season."

Finally, Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson has stated his side will have no fear when they head to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City in the opening game of the 2012/13 season.

The Posh finished 18th last term in what was their first season back in the npower Championship, whilst Leicester finished ninth.

Ferguson and his side will take confidence from the fact they gained four points against the Foxes last time around.

"We know that Leicester are one of the big teams in this division and they and Cardiff City will be spending money during the summer," Ferguson told www.theposh.com.

"However, we'll go there with no fear. We took four points off Leicester last season and performed well, so we can go there with confidence. You have to play everyone at some point and we will be looking to get off to a good start."

In npower League 1, Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott revealed his excitement about kicking off the 2012/13 season with a trip to Stevenage.

Abbott's men will begin at the Lamex Stadium on August 18th - their first opening day away match since 2008 - and renew acquaintances with the side that narrowly pipped them to a Play-Off place last term.

"That's a great fixture to kick things off with, both sides will want to push on from what they achieved last season and we will go there looking to do things properly, " Abbott commented to www.carlisleunited.co.uk.

"I'm really looking forward to it now, and I'm sure the players are the same. It's always good to see the fixture list. There are quite a few in there which the fans will be really looking forward to and the excitement starts to build for us all from here."

Elsewhere, Hartlepool United boss Neale Cooper is excited about the prospect of going up against Swindon Town boss Paolo Di Canio on the opening day.

Pools will host the npower League 2 Champions on August 18th and Cooper cant wait.

"Paolo did a wonderful job there last season and I think they're one of the teams fancied to do well in the new campaign," Cooper told www.hartlepoolunited.co.uk.

"He's a great character and I've always liked him a lot even when he was a player. He's a winner and that's the type of person I admire so I'm looking forward to meeting him in August.

"We all enjoy a break but really we're just so excited about getting back and competing again."

Meanwhile, Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson is pleased his side were given a home game to get the 2012/13 season under way.

The Glovers were paired alongside npower League 1 newcomers Coventry City for the opening round of fixtures and Johnson anticipates a big crowd turning out for the match at Huish Park.

"It's a great start to get a big home game at the start of the season, especially as it is the beginning of our 10th anniversary in The Football League," Johnson explained to www.ytfc.net.

"Coventry should ensure there is a big gate and a terrific atmosphere around the stadium when League football returns to Yeovil."

In npower League 2, Wycombe Wanderers midfielder Matt Bloomfield is excited for the new campaign after the release of the 2012/13 fixtures.

The Chairboys will start the 2012/13 season with a trip to newly-promoted York City and Bloomfield is aware of the task his side face if they want to make an immediate return to npower League 1.

He told www.wycombewanderers.co.uk: "I'm very excited as I've never played at Bootham Crescent before and it's something to look forward to.

"It's a tough start and I think this season npower League 2 is going to be as competitive as it's ever been since I joined Wycombe.

"There aren't many weak teams in the division and a lot will have aspirations of finishing in the top seven."

Meanwhile, Bristol Rovers chairman Nick Higgs is hoping his side can get off to a good start despite being handed a tough opening fixture against Oxford United.

The Pirates chief was pleased to be given home advantage on the first day of the season.

"It is a huge bonus to start at home, especially as this game is almost a local derby and promises to attract a big crowd with a great atmosphere," he told www.bristolrovers.co.uk.

"Let's hope we can build on some of the performances we saw at the end of last season, because if we can, it should be a really exciting campaign."

Elsewhere, AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown is aware of the job his side have on their hands at the beginning of the 2012/13 campaign after being paired with all three of npower League 1's relegated sides in their first eight matches.

The Dons open against Chesterfield then meet Rochdale on September 15th followed by a clash against Wycombe on September 22nd.

"They have invested a lot of money in trying to bounce back so it is going to be a difficult one for us," Brown told www.afcwimbledon.co.uk.

"We will need to get some points in August because September is going to be hard for us as we face a few more of the teams who are likely to be challenging for promotion at the end of the season," he added.