League One fixtures: Swindon head to Hartlepool first

Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio celebrates winning the League Two title

Paolo Di Canio's Swindon will start life back in League One after promotion with a trip to Hartlepool on 18 August.

Newly relegated from the Championship, Portsmouth host fellow south-coast side Bournemouth, Coventry travel to Yeovil, and Doncaster visit Walsall.

Losing play-off finalists Sheffield United begin the season at home to League Two runners-up Shrewsbury.

Both the other promoted teams are at home - Crawley host Scunthorpe, while Crewe entertain Notts County.

Also on the opening day, London clubs Brentford and Leyton Orient head to the north-west for games at Bury and Tranmere respectively.

Colchester travel to Preston, while Milton Keynes Dons entertain Oldham.

The new season's fixtures are preceded by the first round of the League Cup, which was drawn last week and will take place in the week beginning 13 August.


Opening day - Saturday 18 August
Bury v Brentford
Crawley Town v Scunthorpe United
Crewe Alexandra v Notts County
Hartlepool United v Swindon Town
Milton Keynes Dons v Oldham Athletic
Portsmouth v Bournemouth
Preston North End v Colchester United
Sheffield United v Shrewsbury Town
Stevenage v Carlisle United
Tranmere Rovers v Leyton Orient
Walsall v Doncaster Rovers
Yeovil Town v Coventry City
Tuesday, 21 August
Bournemouth v Milton Keynes Dons
Brentford v Yeovil Town
Carlisle United v Tranmere Rovers
Colchester United v Portsmouth
Coventry City v Sheffield United
Doncaster Rovers v Bury
Leyton Orient v Stevenage
Notts County v Hartlepool United
Oldham Athletic v Walsall
Scunthorpe United v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Preston North End
Swindon Town v Crawley Town
Boxing Day - Wednesday 26 December
Bournemouth v Yeovil Town
Carlisle United v Hartlepool United
Colchester United v Brentford
Leyton Orient v Swindon Town
Milton Keynes Dons v Walsall
Oldham Athletic v Doncaster Rovers
Portsmouth v Crawley Town
Preston North End v Bury
Sheffield United v Scunthorpe United
Shrewsbury Town v Notts County
Stevenage v Coventry City
Tranmere Rovers v Crewe Alexandra
Final day of season - Saturday 27 April
Brentford v Doncaster Rovers
Bury v Yeovil Town
Carlisle United v Colchester United
Crawley Town v Hartlepool United
Crewe Alexandra v Walsall
Leyton Orient v Oldham Athletic
Notts County v Coventry City
Scunthorpe United v Swindon Town
Sheffield United v Preston North End
Shrewsbury Town v Portsmouth
Stevenage v Milton Keynes Dons
Tranmere Rovers v Bournemouth

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