The League Two fixtures have been released this morning, with some entertaining opening day encounters on the agenda.

Newly promoted AFC Wimbledon host relegated Bristol Rovers as Paul Buckle prepares for his first competitive game in charge of the Pirates since swapping allegiances from Torquay United.

The other standout opening day fixture sees Peter Reid's Plymouth Argyle travel to the New Meadow where they face a tricky tie against Shrewsbury Town.

Elsewhere, Bradford entertain Aldershot, and Andy Hessenthaler's Gillingham will be looking to get off to a good start at home to Cheltenham Town.

Macclesfield host relegated Dagenham & Redbridge while Morecambe face Barnet, and Northampton Town host Accrington Stanley at Sixfields.

Cash-rich Crawley Town, who are hotly tipped for another strong season after winning promotion from the Conference last season, face a stern test against Port Vale, who will have their sights firmly set on promotion themselves following the reappointment of manager Micky Adams.

Rotherham welcome Oxford United on the opening day while Southend and Hereford go head-to-head at Roots Hall.

Paolo Di Canio's Swindon Town have been handed a home tie against Crewe Alexandra and Torquay host Burton Albion to complete the round-up of opening day encounters.


 

The first 'big' clash of the season sees a west country derby between Bristol Rovers and Torquay on 13 August – with the fixture having extra spice following Paul Buckle's controversial move from the Gulls.

October 22 sees the first clash of newly promoted AFC Wimbledon and Crawley Town with relegated Plymouth and Swindon facing each other on the same day.

Another standout fixture comes at Plainmoor on 19 November when Torquay host local rivals Plymouth while Dagenham & Redbridge face Southend in an all-Essex encounter.

The final day round of fixtures sees promotion hopefuls Port Vale and Oxford United facing each other in what could turn out to be a fascinating six-pointer at the top of the table, while two of the divisions biggest clubs Bradford and Swindon meet in a potentially important encounter.


OPENING DAY FIXTURES - 06/08/2011

AFC Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers

Bradford v Aldershot

Gillingham v Cheltenham

Macclesfield v Dag & Red

Morecambe v Barnet

Northampton v Accrington Stanley

Port Vale v Crawley Town

Rotherham v Oxford Utd

Shrewsbury v Plymouth

Southend v Hereford

Swindon v Crewe

Torquay v Burton Albion

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