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20 June 2018

One of the biggest days of the calendar comes around on Thursday when next season's EFL fixtures are announced.

Our League 2 schedule for 2018-19 will be announced at 9am and the first place you can see who we are playing and when is here on the website.

Reds have no new opponents next season but we will be renewing rivalries with a few clubs.

Macclesfield Town were our first home opponents as a League club back in 2011 and they return to the EFL as National League champions along with Tranmere Rovers, whom we have played in League One.

Coming down from League One are three clubs we have met at third-tier level before: Bury, Oldham Athletic and MK Dons along with Northampton Town.

The season kicks off on August 4 and there are four games scheduled over Christmas on December 22 and 29, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

The final day of the season is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Will we be at home on the opening day? Reds kicked off life as a League club in 2011 with a 2-2 draw at Port Vale but we then had two home games on the first day of the season - a 3-0 win over Scunthorpe in 2012 and 3-2 victory against Coventry a year later.

We won 1-0 at Barnsley in 2014, drew 1-1 at Oxford United in 2015 and have had home games since against Wycombe (1-0 win) and Port Vale (3-1 defeat) last season. 

Pictured: Mike Jones scores the winner during the opening-day win over Coventry City in 2013. 

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