Blues will play Charlton Athletic on the opening day of the new npower Championship season.

The first game of the new campaign will be played at St Andrews on Saturday, 18th August.

Blues' first away game will be against another of the promoted from League sides, Sheffield Wednesday three days later on Tuesday, 21st August.

Other fixtures of note are the local debies against Wolves which will be played firstly at the Molineux on 8th December with the return fixture at St Andrews taking place on 1st April 2013.

Over the festive period Blues will travel to Barnsley on Boxing Day and entertain Cardiff City at St Andrews on New Years Day.

The final game of the campaign will be against Blackburn Rovers at home on 4th May 2013.