League One fixtures: Bristol City trip for promoted Bradford


Phil Parkinson's Bradford City will begin their League One campaign after promotion with a trip to relegated Bristol City on 3 August.

Peterborough, who came down with the Robins from the Championship, start with a home game against Swindon, with Wolves making the trip to Preston.

Gillingham, League Two champions last season, will be at home to Colchester.

Beaten play-off finalists Brentford travel to another promoted side, Port Vale, on the opening day.

Rotherham United, runners-up to the Gills in League Two, start life at the higher level with an away game at Crewe.

Coventry City, who are in the process of being taken over by the Otium Entertainment Group and have yet to confirm where they will play their home games this season, start on the road against Crawley Town, while Sheffield United, now with David Weir as manager, are at home to Notts County.

The other opening day fixtures in League One see Carlisle host Leyton Orient, Shrewsbury at home to MK Dons, Stevenage against Oldham and Walsall taking on Tranmere.

The opening league fixtures are followed by the first round of the League Cup, which was drawn last week and will take place in the week beginning 5 August.

Club-by-club fixtures for the new season:

League One: Bradford City, Brentford, Bristol City, Carlisle United, Colchester United, Coventry City, Crawley Town, Crewe Alexandra, Gillingham, Leyton Orient, Milton Keynes Dons, Notts County, Oldham Athletic, Peterborough United, Port Vale, Preston North End, Rotherham United, Sheffield United, Shrewsbury Town, Stevenage, Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Opening day - Saturday 3 August

Bristol City v Bradford City

Carlisle United v Leyton Orient

Crawley Town v Coventry City

Crewe Alexandra v Rotherham United

Gillingham v Colchester United

Peterborough United v Swindon Town

Port Vale v Brentford

Preston North End v Wolves

Sheffield United v Notts County

Shrewsbury Town v MK Dons

Stevenage v Oldham Athletic

Walsall v Tranmere Rovers

Saturday 10, August

Bradford City v Carlisle United

Brentford v Sheffield United

Colchester United v Port Vale

Coventry City v Bristol City

Leyton Orient v Shrewsbury Town

MK Dons v Crewe Alexandra

Notts County v Peterborough United

Oldham Athletic v Walsall

Rotherham United v Preston North End

Swindon Town v Stevenage

Tranmere Rovers v Crawley Town

Wolves v Gillingham

Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December

Bradford City v Rotherham United

Brentford v Swindon Town

Bristol City v Walsall

Carlisle United v Preston North End

Colchester United v Stevenage

Coventry City v Peterborough United

Crawley Town v MK Dons

Gillingham v Leyton Orient

Port Vale v Notts County

Sheffield United v Oldham Athletic

Shrewsbury Town v Tranmere Rovers

Wolves v Crewe Alexandra

Final day of season - Saturday 3 May

Brentford v Stevenage

Crawley Town v Bristol City

Crewe v Preston

Gillingham v Shrewsbury Town

MK Dons v Leyton Orient

Oldham Athletic v Notts County

Peterborough United v Port Vale

Sheffield United v Coventry City

Swindon Town v Rotherham United

Tranmere Rovers v Bradford City

Walsall v Colchester United

Wolves v Carlisle United

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