Focus on our opening day opponents for 2016/17
Neal Ardley’s men will travel to the West Midlands for their opening English Football League One fixture with Walsall in opposition on Saturday 6 August.
Then comes a mouth-watering home start with Bolton Wanderers visiting the Cherry Red Records Stadium on August 13, before we host Scunthorpe United on the following Tuesday.
The first month of competitive action after the club’s stunning promotion is rounded off with away fixtures at Northampton Town and Rochdale.
The Dons will travel to Southend United on Boxing Day with an away game at Bristol Rovers on New Year’s Eve and the 2016/17 season will come to a close on 30 April at home to Oldham Athletic.
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Our first fixture is against a club who came so close to being a Championship club in 2016/17. Jon Whitney, who originally joined Walsall as physio in 2003, took temporary control of team matters after Sean O’Driscoll’s departure in March, and he so nearly guided the club to promotion. Missing out on an automatic spot by just one point with Burton Albion taking second place, Walsall were beaten in the play-offs by Barnsley. However, it was enough to warrant Whitney's appointment as permanent manager.
Walsall have already made promising additions for 2016/17 with midfielder Erhun Oztumer signing from Peterborough United and Belgian Florent Cuvelier will return for a third spell with Walsall when his contract with Sheffield United expires on July 1. Bermudan midfielder Kacy Milan Butterfield is regarded as a great signing for the future.
Located in the West Midlands, Walsall have played at the Bank’s Stadium (formerly Bescot Stadium) since 1990. Walsall previously played their home fixtures at Fellows Park for 104 years. The current ground has a capacity of 11,300.
Sat 6 Aug - Walsall (a)
Sat 13 Aug – Bolton Wanderers (h)
Tue 16 Aug – Scunthorpe United (h)
Sat 20 Aug – Northampton Town (a)
Sat 27 Aug – Rochdale (a)
Sat 3 Sep – Chesterfield (a)
FULL FIXTURE LIST
This will be available via http://www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/ as a static page (replacing the usual home page on the official website until 6 pm today). It can be viewed after this by clicking the “Fixtures” tab on the official website.