2015/16 key dates – Sky Bet Championship newcomers

An overview of the Whites' upcoming clashes with six new teams now involved in the Sky Bet Championship

With three teams having won promotion to the second tier while another three unfortunately suffered relegation from the Premier League, Wanderers will face six new sides throughout the duration of the 2015/16 campaign.

In this article, we take a look at which point the Whites will be forced to pit their wits against the latest newcomers to the Sky Bet Championship during the season.

Bristol City

Promoted from League One as champions back in May, the Ashton Gate outfit return to the second division for the first time in two seasons.

Wanderers will firstly play host to the Robins on Saturday 7 November at Macron Stadium, with Neil Lennon’s men making the trip down south Saturday 19 March.


Suffering relegation from the top flight after a solitary season, the Clarets will welcome the Whites to Turf Moor on Saturday 17 October before travelling to BL6 on Saturday 27 February.

Hull City

Back in the Championship for the first time since 2013 after being relegated on the final day of the 2014/15 Premier League campaign, the Tigers and Wanderers will not meet until Saturday 12 December at the KC Stadium, with the return fixture being the Whites’ final home game of the season on Saturday 30 April.

MK Dons

Having snatched the final automatic promotion place away from Preston North End on the final day of the season, MK Dons make their bow in the Championship this term and will welcome Bolton to Stadium:mk on Tuesday 18 August before making their first ever trip to Macron Stadium on Saturday 23 January.

Preston North End

Denied automatic promotion before defeating Swindon Town in the Play-Off Final at Wembley last month, Preston are now a Championship side for the first time since 2011.

Firstly set to host Wanderers on Halloween afternoon of Saturday 31 October at Deepdale, they will make the short trip down the motorway for the return game on Saturday 12 March.

Queens Park Rangers

A side who alongside Burnley lasted just one season back in the top flight, Queens Park Rangers will pit their wits against the Trotters at Loftus Road on Saturday 3 October before travelling north to Macron Stadium on Saturday 20 February.

2015/16 season tickets are still available to purchase ahead of the new campaign.

For more information, please visit the club's eTicketing website by CLICKING HERE or browse our online brochure HERE.
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