Alex McLeish will begin his tenure as Aston Villa manager with a trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham on the opening weekend of the 2011/12 Barclays Premier League season.
The Scot's first game at Villa Park comes against Blackburn Rovers, while his first midlands derby as Villa boss, something he became used to at Birmingham City, comes against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Villa face West Bromwich Albion on October 22nd, and then face a tough Christmas period with the visit of Liverpool, Arsenal and then a trips to Stoke City and Chelsea in a two week spell.
The club's return trip to Wolves comes in late January while they face West Brom for a second time in the third to late game of the season.
OPENING FIVE FIXTURES
13/08/2011 - Fulham vs Aston Villa
20/08/2011 - Aston Villa vs Blackburn Rovers
27/08/2011 - Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
10/09/2011 - Everton vs Aston Villa
17/09/2011 - Aston Villa vs Newcastle United
2/10/2011 - Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion
21/01/2012 - Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Aston Villa
LAST THREE FIXTURES
28/04/2012 - West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa
05/05/2012 - Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur
13/05/2012 - Norwich City vs Aston Villa
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