After the release of all Football League fixtures earlier this month, all football fans can now begin to plan their away trips and look forward to some local derbies.
Managers, too, would have been excited by the release as they now know where they will be expected to travel, or host, on the opening day of the season.
For Bristol Rovers’ Darrell Clarke, he takes his side to the established League One outfit Scunthorpe United on the opening day of the season.
He will be keen to see his side start the season in a positive fashion as they did in their promotion-winning 2015/16 – getting three wins from their first four games.
To achieve that, signings could prove crucial over the summer and additions have already been starting to flow into the Rovers squad ahead of a testing league campaign.
The opening day could see Clarke implement a formation that might be able to fit new signings into Rovers side.
Football League World writer Reece Chambers examines how Bristol Rovers could line up against Scunthorpe United in a 4-2-3-1 formation on the opening day of the season…