The fixture list for the 2020-2021 League Two season has been released, with a number of exciting opening day clashes.
Bolton will begin life in League Two at home to Forest Green Rovers while newly promoted Harrogate face a tough trip to Southend, who were also relegated from League One last season.
Barrow were promoted back to the football league for the first time in 48 years following the curtailment of the 2019-2020 campaign and new manager David Dunn will prepare his side for a home clash with Stevenage.
Stevenage had been relegated on points per game after the season was unable to be completed but Alex Revell’s side were reinstated following Macclesfield’s points deduction.
Last season’s play-off finalists Exeter face a tricky trip to Salford. Cheltenham and Colchester were also defeated in the play-offs in June. Cheltenham will host Morecambe while Colchester travel to Bradford.
Tranmere begin life back in League Two away at Mansfield.
In some notable clashes, the bookies’ promotion favourite Bolton host the equally fancied Salford in November with the return fixture in February.
The local derby between Scunthorpe and Grimsby will take place in the winter months with the fixture at Blundell Park taking place in December before the Iron host the Mariners in January.
Fans could be allowed back in stadiums by October 1, meaning Harrogate’s first home fixture with supporters could be an exciting clash with Bolton.
For Barrow, it could be a short trip to Carlisle while Grimsby’s home game with Bradford could also welcome back fans.
Bitter rivals Forest Green and Cheltenham will face each other in October and January, with supporters possibly able to attend both fixtures.
Boxing Day clashes between Tranmere and Bradford Southend and Colchester could also be exciting clashes.
The campaign will draw to a close on May 8 with Barrow facing a potentially tough trip to Exeter with Harrogate also ending with one of last season’s play-off teams as they make the lengthy trip to Cheltenham.
Salford finish their campaign at home to Leyton Orient, Bolton travel to Crawley while Tranmere host Colchester.
All fixtures are subject to change once live TV schedule has been finalised.