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Tough start for new boss Burchnall as Forest Green League One fixtures are revealed

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New Forest Green boss Ian Burchnall faces a baptism of fire when his side open their inaugural first season in League One. 

Rovers start the season with a short trip to Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers on Saturday, July 30 at the ground where they secured their historic promotion last month. Next up for Rovers is a mouth-watering match at home to former European champions Ipswich Town the following Saturday. 

In a tough opening month, Rovers travel to Sheffield Wednesday on August 27th. 

Former FA Cup winners Portsmouth come to Nailsworth in October. 

Meanwhile, Burchnall’s League One newbies travel to Wayne Rooney’s Derby County on December 17 and face the Rams at the New Lawn in April. 

The much-anticipated El Glosico returns on December 10th when the Robins make the short trip to Nailsworth with the second installment taking place at Whaddon Road on April 22. 

The traditional Christmas and new year games see Rovers go to MK Dons on Boxing Day with Darrell Clarke’s Port Vale travelling to Rovers on New Year’s Day. Forest Green finish the season at Cambridge United on May 5. 

FOREST GREEN 2022/23 fixtures 

Sat Jul 30 Bristol Rovers A 

Sat Aug 6 Ipswich Town H 

Sat Aug 13 Lincoln City A 

Tue Aug 16 Accrington Stanley H 

Sat Aug 20 Plymouth Argyle H 

Sat Aug 27 Sheffield Wednesday A 

Sat Sep 3 Shrewsbury Town H 

Sat Sep 10 Peterborough United A 

Tue Sep 13 Charlton Athletic A 

Sat Sep 17 Morecambe H 

Sat Sep 24 Exeter City H 

Sat Oct 1 Burton Albion A 

Sat Oct 8 Bolton Wanderers H 

Sat Oct 15 Port Vale A 

Sat Oct 22 Portsmouth H 

Tue Oct 25 Fleetwood Town A 

Sat Oct 29 Barnsley A 

Sat Nov 12 Wycombe Wanderers H 

Sat Nov 19 Oxford United A 

Sat Dec 3 Cambridge United H 

Sat Dec 10 Cheltenham Town H 

Sat Dec 17 Derby County A 

Mon Dec 26 Milton Keynes Dons A 

Thu Dec 29 Burton Albion H 

Sun Jan 1 Port Vale H 

Sat Jan 7 Bolton Wanderers A 

Sat Jan 14 Exeter City A 

Sat Jan 21 Milton Keynes Dons H 

Sat Jan 28 Shrewsbury Town A 

Sat Feb 4 Peterborough United H 

Sat Feb 11 Morecambe A 

Tue Feb 14 Charlton Athletic H 

Sat Feb 18 Ipswich Town A 

Sat Feb 25 Lincoln City H 

Sat Mar 4 Accrington Stanley A 

Sat Mar 11 Bristol Rovers H 

Sat Mar 18 Plymouth Argyle A 

Sat Mar 25 Sheffield Wednesday H 

Sat Apr 1 Portsmouth A 

Fri Apr 7 Derby County H 

Mon Apr 10 Wycombe Wanderers A 

Sat Apr 15 Barnsley H 

Tue Apr 18 Fleetwood Town H 

Sat Apr 22 Cheltenham Town A 

Sat Apr 29 Oxford United H 

Sat May 6 Cambridge United A 

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