The Football League season is back and we're straight in at the deep end this weekend with two tasty npower Championship matches live on Sky Sports.

Kicking off the new season on Friday night, there's a 7:45pm kick-off at the Cardiff City Stadium as the Welsh side face npower Championship newcomers Huddersfield Town.

The Bluebirds have been a regular fixture in the Play-Offs over recent years but have consistently failed to make the final step into the Premier League. Under new ownership this time around, the club have signed some big names - including Craig Bellamy - and are expected to mount a real push for automatic promotion.

Last season's npower League 1 Play-Off winners Huddersfield may be new boys to the division but they are unlikely to just consolidate, and may even be hoping to emulate the successes of Norwich City and Southampton by achieving back-to-back promotions. The West Yorkshire club have added to their squad over the summer but the star man will undoubtedly be goal machine Jordan Rhodes, who found the net an astonishing 40 times last term.

The sides met as recently as last year in an entertaining League Cup Second Round tie. The game was tied at 2-2 when Jordan Rhodes put the Terriers ahead in the 87th minute, before Don Cowie levelled in injury time, where Cardiff netted twice to win 5-3.

The second instalment of live npower Championship football comes from Elland Road on Saturday at 12.45pm as Stale Solbakken leads his Wolverhampton Wanderers side out for the first time in the Championship, against Neil Warnock's Leeds United.

Wolves were relegated from the Premier League last term after finishing 12 points adrift of safety, and without a win in their last 24 games of the season, but things are looking up for the West Midlands club.

Off the field they have a new stand at the Molineux called the Stan Cullis Stand, whilst on the field they have managed to keep hold of the majority of last season's better performers. Solbakken has also added some fresh blood to his squad in the hope of making an automatic return to the top flight.

Their first-day opponents, Leeds United, will also be eager to challenge at the top end of the Championship this time around. They fell off the pace last season and ended up finishing 14th, but Neil Warnock has strengthened his squad with no fewer than 11 new players, the majority of which have previous Championship experience - something that could prove vital over the 46-game season.

Live Championship football is back - strap yourself in, it's going to be one hell of a season.

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