With the entire list of Football League fixtures for the 2016/17 season having been released, clubs now know where they will be travelling or who they will be hosting on the opening day of the season.
For Scunthorpe United, they host newly promoted west-country side, Bristol Rovers in their opening fixture at Glandford Park.
The North Lincolnshire will be looking to go one better in the new season after their narrow miss from the play-off positions.
They finished on the same points, 74, as Barnsley, who eventually went on to win promotion, but were left out on goal difference.
They will certainly be looking to get off to a better start than they did in the 2015/16 campaign. Their opening 6 games last season saw them tot up just one win to set off an uninspiring start to the season.
Rovers, on the other hand, will be looking to start their first season back in English football’s third tier in winning fashion.
Their start to the 2015/16 was contrasting to Scunthorpe’s as they accumulated 3 wins in their first 4 games- sitting 4th in the league.
And, with a successful recruitment process over the summer, the Gas will be hoping for another good start to a league campaign.
Multiple signings have already arrived at the Memorial Stadium this summer with activity in the transfer window showing just how serious Rovers are about League One football.
Fans will be hoping that signings will continue to flow over the summer months with a tough league campaign ahead.
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