Hit the road Norwich City fans. Full Championship 2017/18 route map revealed

PUBLISHED: 10:25 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:38 21 June 2017

Norwich City supporters will travel in big numbers again next season.  Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City supporters will travel in big numbers again next season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Now the line-up for the 2017/18 Championship is finalised, DAVID FREEZER takes a look at the distances Norwich City supporters will be travelling during the league campaign

Good news Canaries fans, you’ll have over 200 fewer miles to travel when watching the Championship battle unfold away from Carrow Road next season.

With Huddersfield triumphing in the play-off final, planning for another campaign of away days can begin.

That is thanks largely to three long journeys north being lost with the relegation of Blackburn, Wigan and Rotherham being replaced by two fellow northern clubs in Sheffield United and Bolton but London side Millwall adding a shorter journey.

It will still mean almost 8,000 miles on the road for City fans though, roughly equivalent to flying to Indonesia or the Falkland Islands – although there may not be many fry-ups at farm shops en route to those destinations.

Josh Murphy scored Norwich City's final goal of the last Championship season. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdJosh Murphy scored Norwich City's final goal of the last Championship season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The shortest journey, unsurprisingly, is the 45 miles to Ipswich followed by 120 to the New Den to face Millwall and 125 to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest.

The longest remains the 276 miles to Cardiff City, ahead of 253 to the Stadium of Light to play Sunderland and 244 to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City.

All of which leaves us to wait until Wednesday, June 21, to discover which order those journeys will be made.

Daniel Farke will lead Norwich City's Championship charge next season. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYDaniel Farke will lead Norwich City's Championship charge next season. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Aston Villa

Distance: 161 miles

Position last season: 13th

City’s results last season: W1-0 (h), L2-0 (a)

Barnsley

Distance: 159 miles

Position: 14th

Last season: L2-1 (a), W2-0 (h)

Birmingham City

Distance: 163 miles

Position: 19th

Last season: L3-0 (a), W2-0 (h)

Bolton Wanderers

Distance: 222 miles

Position: 2nd (League One)

Last matches (2014-15 – Championship): W2-1 (h), W2-1 (a)

Brentford

Distance: 127 miles

Position: 10th

Last season: W5-0 (h), D0-0 (a)

Burton Albion

Distance: 178 miles

Position: 20th

Last season: W3-1 (h), L2-1 (a)

Bristol City

Distance: 244 miles

Position: 17th

Last season: W1-0 (h), D1-1 (h)

Cardiff City

Distance: 276 miles

Position: 12th

Last season: W3-2 (h), W1-0 (a)

Derby County

Distance: 172 miles

Position: 9th

Last season: L1-0 (a), W3-0 (h)

Fulham

Distance: 128 miles

Position: 6th

Last season: D2-2 (a), L3-1 (h)

Hull City

Distance: 146 miles

Position: 19th (Premier League)

Last matches (2013-14 Premier League): L1-0 (a), W1-0 (h)

Ipswich Town

Distance: 45 miles

Position: 16th

Last season: D1-1 (a), D1-1 (h)

Leeds United

Distance: 176 miles

Position: 7th

Last season: L3-2 (h), D3-3 (a)

Middlesbrough

Distance: 228 miles

Position: 19th

Last matches (2014-15 Championship): L4-0 (a), L1-0 (h), W2-0 (n)

Millwall

Distance: 120 miles

Position: 6th (League One)

Last matches (2014-15 Championship): W6-1 (h), W4-1 (a)

Nottingham Forest

Distance: 125 miles

Position: 21st

Last season: W2-1 (a), W5-0 (h)

Preston North End

Distance: 239 miles

Position: 11th

Last season: L1-0 (h), W3-1 (a)

QPR

Distance: 126 miles

Position: 18th

Last season: L2-1 (a), W4-0 (h)

Reading

Distance: 166 miles

Position: 3rd

Last season: L3-1 (a), W7-1 (h)

Sheffield Utd

Distance: 160 miles

Position: 1st (League One)

Last matches (Championship 2010-11): W4-2 (h), W2-1 (a)

Sheffield Weds

Distance: 162 miles

Position: 4th

Last season: D0-0 (h), L5-1 (a)

Sunderland

Distance: 253 miles

Position: 20th (Premier League)

Last matches (2015-16 Premier League): W3-1 (a), L3-0 (h)

Wolves

Distance: 179 miles

Position: 15th

Last season: W2-1 (a), W3-1 (h)

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