Brentford away to start
We knew that we would be away, and we also knew it would be one of the promoted teams because it always is, so no suprise then that we travel across London to Brentford on the opening day of next season, August 9th.
Mind you a couple of days later we have Colchester United at home in the 1st Round of the Capital One Cup, so really giving The Valley pitch only a couple of extra days to settle, and then within a week after that the pitch has to host another two home league games. Hardly what club staff were hoping for when they asked for The Valley to spared early on.
It is a tough start with us facing the three losing play-off teams in the opening month as well as a trip to Huddersfield.
Fulham at home is October 25th, we host Millwall on November 22nd, and Cardiff come to The Valley on Boxing Day, which is a little strange. No New Year’s Day game as the FA Cup 3rd Round kicks off early in January.
The run-in looks a difficult on paper as the last one, with aways at Millwall, Wednesday, Bolton and Birmingham and we finish off at home to Bournemouth.