Rovers boss Tony Mowbray will take his team back to a place he knows well on the opening day of the season, with a trip to Ipswich Town in early August.
The boss enjoyed a five-year playing spell at Portman Road, captaining the club and playing his part in the Tractor Boys' promotion to the Premier League back in 2000.
After appearing 157 times for the Suffolk-based club, Mowbray made his first forays into coaching, working under George Burley at Ipswich before moving into management with Hibernian in 2004.
And following the fixtures announcement on Thursday morning, Tony says he expects his old side to be eager to hit the ground running, with a new manager at the helm in ex-Shrewsbury chief Paul Hurst.
“The fixtures look alright to me, but to be honest, as a manager, you have to play everyone twice so I never have a strong opinion on the fixtures!