Odds: 33/1 Mark Do uglas' prediction: 8th Brighton: Manager: Chris Hughton Ins: Steve Sidwell (Stoke), Ben Hall (Motherwell), Glenn Murray (Bournemouth), Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood) Outs: Christian Walton (Luton), Glen Rea (Luton), Chris O'Grady (Burton), Tom Dallison (Cambridge), Jake Forster-Caskey (Rotherham) The local view: "What I think that says is we have an owner who enjoyed what he saw last season and wants us to be challenging again in what will be as tough a season, if not tougher."
Chris Hughton Mark Do uglas' view: Albion have knocked back offers for their best players - Lewis Dunk, Anthony Knockaert are names known to United fans - and were close to going up last season before Sheffield Wednesday saw them off in the play-offs.
Odds: 14/1 Mark Do uglas' prediction: 3rd Bristol City: Head coach: Lee Johnson Ins: Josh Brownhill (Preston), Jonny Smith (Wrexham), Gary O'Neil (Norwich), Lee Tomlin (Bournemouth), Diego De Giorlamo (Sheffield United), Hordur Magnusson (Juventus), Callum O'Dowda (Oxford), Ivan Lucic (Bayern Munich), Adam Matthews (Sunderland) Outs: Karleigh Osborne (Plymouth), Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham), Wes Burns (Aberdeen), Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury) The local view: "Far from shying away from talk of taking City to the top flight for the first time since 1980, Johnson is prepared to entertain the prospect of a long-awaited return to the big time for a club that has endured some difficult times over the course of the last 36 years."
Mark Do uglas' view: Newcastle's trip west will be an early test of their mettle.
Odds: 40/1 Mark Do uglas' prediction: 7th Burton Albion: Manager: Nigel Clough Ins: Ben Turner (Cardiff), Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons), Chris O'Grady (Brighton), Lee Williamson (Blackburn), Lloyd Dyer (Burnley), Ryan Delaney (Wexford) Outs: George Taft (Mansfield), Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon), Anthony O'Connor (Aberdeen) The local view: "With the players that the gaffer has kept on and the players he has recruited, we have got a lot of confidence in our ability and what we can do on the pitch."
Mark Douglas' view: What a story Burton's promotion Do uglas' was - and what a ringing endorsement of the club's strategy and long-term vision.
Odds: 250/1 Mark Douglas' prediction: 24th Do uglas' Cardiff City: Head coach: Paul Trollope Ins: Lex Immers (Feyenoord), Idris Saadi (KV Kortrijk), Kenneth Zohore (KV Kortrijk) Outs: Joe Lewis (Aberdeen), Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport), Ben Turner (Burton), Eoin Doyle (Preston), Deji Oshilaja (Gillingham), Scott Malone (Fulham) The local view: "There is stability in the dug-out, a clear identity on the pitch and a squad capable of comfortably fitting in a number of formations.
Phil Smith, WalesOnline Do uglas' Mark Douglas' view: A season of transition in South Wales, where Paul Trollope's appointment is a step forward after a messy couple of years.
Odds: 33/1 Mark Douglas' prediction: 13th Do uglas' Derby County: mANAGER : Nigel Pearson Ins: None Outs: Stephen Warnock (Wigan), Conor Sammon (Hearts), Kwame Thomas (Coventry), Ryan Shotton (Birmingham), Raul Albentosa (Deportivo), Jake Buxton (Wigan) The local view: "Pearson is tasked with finding that little extra that has been missing for Derby to reach the top flight for the first time since 2008.
Steve Nicholson, Derby Telegraph Mark Douglas' view: No signings for Nigel Pearson Do uglas' but his squad is already strong, and came within a whisker of going up last season.