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Key Dates - New Opponents

22 June 2016

Following promotion to, and relegation from League One, Dale will face seven new opponents during the 2016-17 campaign.


AFC Wimbledon, Bristol Rovers, Oxford United and Northampton Town won promotion from League Two, while Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic and MK Dons were relegated from the Championship. 

Dale don’t have to wait too long to face their new opponents, with Keith Hill’s side facing four of the seven sides in quick succession. The games against MK Dons, AFC Wimbledon, Oxford United and Bristol Rovers are all scheduled to take place over a four week period in August and September. 

These are the dates for your diaries:

AFC Wimbledon
Saturday 27th August 2016 (Home)
Saturday 28th January 2017 (Away)

Bolton Wanderers
Tuesday 27th September 2016 (Home)
Tuesday 14th February 2017 (Away)

Bristol Rovers
Saturday 10th September 2016 (Away)
Saturday 4th February 2017 (Home)

Charlton Athletic
Saturday 1st October 2016 (Away)
Saturday 7th January 2017 (Home)

MK Dons
Saturday 20th August 2016 (Home)
Saturday 11th March 2017 (Away)

Northampton Town
Saturday 17th December (Away)
Saturday 1st April (Home)

Oxford United
Saturday 3rd September (Away)
Saturday 21st January (Home)

These dates are subject to change. 

Click HERE to access the full list of fixtures for the 2016-17 campaign. 


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