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Norwich at home on opening day

22 June 2016

Owen Coyle’s reign as Rovers manager will begin at home to Norwich City.

The Canaries, who were relegated from the Premier League last month, will make the long journey to Ewood Park on Saturday August 6th, kick-off 3pm. 

The first round of the EFL Cup takes place the week commencing Monday August 8th (the draw will be made at 1pm today), before the new Rovers boss visits one of his former clubs, newly-promoted Wigan Athletic, on Saturday August 13th. 

Championship newcomers Burton Albion are the next visitors to Ewood, on Saturday August 20th, whilst Rovers will be away to the third promoted club, League One play-off winners Barnsley, on Boxing Day.

Rovers will face the two other relegated Premier League teams in November – away to Aston Villa on Saturday November 5th and away to Newcastle United on Saturday November 26th – and have back-to-back home games, against Brighton and Reading, in the run up to Christmas.

Coyle’s men will end 2016 away to Huddersfield Town on New Year’s Eve and will kick off the New Year at home to Newcastle on Monday January 2nd.

The third round of the FA Cup takes place on Saturday January 7th, before Rovers return to league action away to Ipswich Town a week later.

There will be a couple of local derbies at Ewood Park in March, as Rovers host Wigan on Saturday March 4th and Preston North End on Saturday March 18th, whilst Easter weekend sees Rovers travel to Nottingham Forest on Saturday April 15, followed by a home game against Bristol City on Easter Monday.

Rovers’ final home game will be against Aston Villa on Saturday April 29th, whilst the curtain comes down on the 2016-17 Championship season at Brentford on Sunday May 7th, kick-off 12 noon.

As always, the fixture list is subject to change due to the requirements of television broadcasters, the police or any mutual agreement with one of our opponents.

AUGUST

Sat 6 Norwich City (H)
Sat 13 Wigan Athletic (A)
Tue 16 Cardiff City (A)
Sat 20 Burton Albion (H)
Sat 27 Fulham (H)

SEPTEMBER

Sat 10 Queens Park Rangers (A)
Tue 13 Leeds United (A)
Sat 17 Rotherham United (H)
Sat 24 Derby County (A)
Tue 27 Sheffield Wednesday (H)

OCTOBER

Sat 1 Birmingham City (A)
Sat 15 Ipswich Town (H)
Tue 18 Nottingham Forest (H)
Sat 22 Bristol City (A)
Sat 29 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)

NOVEMBER

Sat 5 Aston Villa (A)
Sat 19 Brentford (H)
Sat 26 Newcastle United (A)

DECEMBER

Sat 3 Huddersfield Town (H)
Sat 10 Preston North End (A)
Tue 13 Brighton and Hove Albion (H)
Sat 17 Reading (H)
Mon 26 Barnsley (A)
Sat 31 Huddersfield Town (A)

JANUARY

Mon 2 Newcastle United (H)
Sat 14 Ipswich Town (A)
Sat 21 Birmingham City (H)
Sat 28 Fulham (A)
Tue 31 Leeds United (H)

FEBRUARY

Sat 4 Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sat 11 Rotherham United (A)
Tue 14 Sheffield Wednesday (A)
Sat 18 Derby County (H)
Sat 25 Burton Albion (A)

MARCH

Sat 4 Wigan Athletic (H)
Tue 7 Cardiff City (H)
Sat 11 Norwich City (A)
Sat 18 Preston North End (H)

APRIL

Sat 1 Brighton and Hove Albion (A)
Tue 4 Reading (A)
Sat 8 Barnsley (H)
Sat 15 Nottingham Forest (A)
Mon 17 Bristol City (H)
Sat 22 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)
Sat 29 Aston Villa (H)

MAY

Sun 7 Brentford (A)

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