All 46 of the Sky Bet League One fixtures are now marked onto the calendar (subject to alterations, of course) and there is plenty to whet the appetite.Here is a run-down to some of the key fixture dates to make a note of:
Opening and closing weekend
This year we host Bristol Rovers on Saturday 6th August to kick-off the campaign. Book-ending the year is a home clash with Coventry City, against whom we close the season at Glanford Park on Sunday 30th April.
After facing Sheffield United at home on Saturday September 24th, the return fixture against the Blades is midway through February - on Saturday 18th to be precise.
Christmas and Easter
Our Boxing Day clash is a trip to face Bradford City at the Coral Windows Stadium. This is followed up by a New Year’s Eve away clash with Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium. Easter Monday, meanwhile, sees the Iron host Chesterfield at Glanford Park.
Postponements and cup runs might necessitate a few more midweek clashes – but, at present, there are seven midweek games scheduled. These are the away and home games against AFC Wimbledon (Tuesday August 16th and Tuesday 28th February respectively), both matches against Walsall (away on Tuesday 27th September and home on Tuesday 14th February), ahead of a visit to SportsDirect.com Park to face Oldham Athletic (Tuesday October 18th). An away encounter against Peterborough then comes (Tuesday November 22nd), before Rochdale visit Glanford Park (Tuesday March 14th).
Long away trips
Travelling Iron supporters don’t have to wait too long for the first punishing journey – AFC Wimbledon is the first of the truly long distance away matches on Tuesday August 16th. A month later, there’s a long distance trip to face Shrewsbury Town (Saturday September 17th), which is followed by two southern encounters with Northampton Town and Coventry City in January (on Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st respectively). There are six more journeys to the south of the country before the season is out, with trips to Southend (Saturday 4th February), Bristol Rovers (Saturday 25th February), Gillingham (Saturday 11th March), Oxford United (Saturday 18th March), Millwall (Saturday 1st April), Milton Keynes Dons (Saturday April 15th) and Swindon Town (Saturday 22nd April).
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