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Burton handed tricky opening game

Paul Peschisolido, new manager of Football League newcomers Burton
Paul Peschisolido's first game in charge of Burton will be at Shrewsbury

Burton's first Football League campaign begins with a trip to last season's beaten League Two play-off finalists Shrewsbury on Saturday, 8 August.

Torquay, who were also promoted from the Blue Square Premier, have been given a home game against Chesterfield.

Relegated sides Cheltenham, Crewe and Northampton host Grimsby, Dagenham & Redbridge and Macclesfield respectively while Hereford go to Morecambe.

Notts County host Bradford in a reverse of last season's opening day fixture.

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Elsewhere, Bury and Rochdale, who lost in the play-off semi-finals, play Bournemouth and Port Vale respectively.

Full League Two fixtures English club-by-club fixtures


Opening day's fixtures - Saturday, 8 August
Aldershot v Darlington
Bury v Bournemouth
Cheltenham v Grimsby
Crewe v Dag & Red
Lincoln City v Barnet
Morecambe v Hereford
Northampton v Macclesfield
Notts County v Bradford
Port Vale v Rochdale
Rotherham v Accrington
Shrewsbury v Burton
Torquay v Chesterfield

Saturday, 15 August
Accrington v Lincoln City
Barnet v Shrewsbury
Bournemouth v Rotherham
Bradford v Port Vale
Burton v Morecambe
Chesterfield v Northampton
Dag & Red v Torquay
Darlington v Bury
Grimsby v Crewe
Hereford v Cheltenham
Macclesfield v Notts County
Rochdale v Aldershot

• Video highlights of every game in the Football League next season will be available on the BBC Sport website, for UK users.

BBC TV will show highlights from the Football League throughout the season, plus 10 live Championship games, the Carling Cup final and one leg of each Carling Cup semi-final.

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All fixtures are subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made.



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see also
English club-by-club fixtures
16 Jun 08 |  Football
Clubs discover Carling Cup fate
16 Jun 09 |  League Cup
Man Utd start against Birmingham
17 Jun 09 |  Premier League
Newcastle begin against West Brom
17 Jun 09 |  Championship
Wycombe start with Charlton trip
17 Jun 09 |  League One
Rangers to open against Falkirk
17 Jun 09 |  Scottish Premier
Ups and downs
24 May 09 |  Football


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