7th Dec, 2016

Sky Blues set to start the 2016/17 League One campaign with a tough trip to Swindon Town

Steve Carpenter 22nd Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE SKY Blues will kick off their 2016/17 League One campaign with a trip to Swindon Town on August 6 before facing back-to-back home games Shrewsbury Town the following week and Bury on August 16.

A trip to Bradford City and another home fixture against newly promoted Northampton Town end a busy opening month before a trip to Steven Pressley’s Fleetwood Town awaits the Sky Blues on September 3.

Tony Mowbray’s side are at home just once in December in a month that includes three away fixtures at Southend United (December 10), Bristol Rovers (Boxing Day) and Peterborough United (New Year’s Eve).

Recently relegated Bolton will be the first team to visit the Ricoh Arena in 2017 as the Sky Blues start the new year with two consecutive home games against The Trotters (January 2) and Port Vale (January 7).

Mowbray’s side face West Midlands rivals Walsall in their final home game on April 22 before travelling to Scunthorpe United on the final day of the season on April 30.

FULL FIXTURE LIST:

AUGUST

SAT 6 Swindon Town A (3pm)

SAT 13 Shrewsbury Town H (3pm)

TUE 16 Bury H (19:45)

SAT 20 Bradford City A (3pm)

SAT 27 Northampton Town H (3pm)

SEPTEMBER

SAT 03 Fleetwood Town A (3pm)

SAT 10 Millwall A (3pm)

SAT 17 Oldham Athletic H (3pm)

SAT 24 Gillingham A (3pm)

TUE 27 AFC Wimbledon H (19:45)

OCTOBER

SAT 01 Port Vale A (3pm)

SAT 08 Chesterfield H (3pm)

SAT 15 Charlton Athletic A (3pm)

TUE 18 Oxford United H (19:45)

SAT 22 Rochdale H (3pm)

SAT 29 Walsall A (3pm)

NOVEMBER

SAT 12 Scunthorpe United H (3pm)

SAT 19 Oxford United A (3pm)

TUE 22 Bolton Wanderers A (8pm)

SAT 26 MK Dons H (3pm)

DECEMBER

SAT 10 Southend United A (3pm)

SAT 17 Sheffield United H (3pm)

MON 26 Bristol Rovers A (3pm)

SAT 31 Peterborough United A (3pm)

JANUARY

MON 02 Bolton Wanderers H (3pm)

SAT 07 Port Vale H (3pm)

SAT 14 Chesterfield A (3pm)

SAT 21 Fleetwood Town H (3pm)

SAT 28 Northampton Town A (3pm)

FEBRUARY

SAT 04 Millwall H (3pm)

SAT 11 Oldham Athletic A (3pm)

TUE 14 AFC Wimbledon A (19:45)

SAT 18 Gillingham H (3pm)

SAT 25 Swindon Town H (3pm)

TUE 28 Bury A (19:45pm)

MARCH

SAT 04 Shrewsbury Town A (3pm)

SAT 11 Bradford City H (3pm)

TUE 14 Southend United H (19:45)

SAT 18 MK Dons A (3pm)

SAT 25 Bristol Rovers H (3pm)

APRIL

SAT 01 Sheffield United A (3pm)

SAT 08 Peterborough United H (3pm)

SAT 15 Charlton Athletic H (3pm)

MON 17 Rochdale A (3pm)

SAT 22 Walsall H (3pm)

SUN 30 Scunthorpe United A (12pm)