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Pompey Visit Shrewsbury On Opening Day

Blues also end the 2019/20 season on the road

20 June 2019

Portsmouth Football Club

Pompey will start the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One season with a trip to Shrewsbury.

It means that summer signing James Bolton has an immediate chance to come up against his former club.

The Blues are also on the road on the final day of the campaign, when they are scheduled to face Burton in a midday kick-off.

Pompey have not begun with an away fixture since 2014/15, while you have to go back two more years to find the last time they finished away from Fratton Park.

Recently promoted Tranmere are the first visitors to the south coast (August 10), while Bury will be the last (April 25).

The festive period includes home fixtures against Ipswich just before Christmas (December 21) and Wycombe on Boxing Day.

Kenny Jackett’s side then end 2019 at MK Dons (December 29) and start 2020 at Gillingham (January 1).

There are, as usual, a couple of matches over the Easter weekend, with a visit to Rotherham on Good Friday followed by a home test with Blackpool on the Monday.

There are three evening games under the Fratton lights – all in the first few months of the season – against Coventry (August 20), Burton (September 17) and Lincoln (October 22).

Both of the Blues’ midweek away fixtures are in the second half of the campaign, with trips to Lincoln (January 28) and Coventry (February 11).

There were plenty of close encounters with Sunderland last term and another long trip to the north-east is close by.

Jackett’s men play at the Stadium of Light on August 17, with the return match at Fratton Park on February 1.

The first game against one of last season’s relegated Championship sides is at home to Rotherham on August 24, with Bolton heading south on September 28.

Date Opposition Kick-Off
Sat, August 3 Shrewsbury (A) 3pm
Sat, August 10 Tranmere (H) 3pm
Sat, August 17 Sunderland (A) 3pm
Tue, August 20 Coventry (H) 7.45pm
Sat, August 24 Rotherham (H) 3pm
Sat, August 31 Blackpool (A) 3pm
Sat, September 7 Southend (H) 3pm
Sat, September 14 Bury (A) 3pm
Tue, September 17 Burton (H) 7.45pm
Sat, September 21 Wycombe (A) 3pm
Sat, September 28 Bolton (H) 3pm
Sat, October 5 Doncaster (A) 3pm
Sat, October 12 Gillingham (H) 3pm
Sat, October 19 AFC Wimbledon (A) 3pm
Tue, October 22 Lincoln (H) 7.45pm
Sat, October 26 Bristol Rovers (A) 3pm
Sat, November 2 Oxford (H) 3pm
Sat, November 16 Fleetwood (H) 3pm
Sat, November 23 Rochdale (A) 3pm
Sat, December 7 Peterborough (H) 3pm
Sat, December 14 Accrington (A) 3pm
Sat, December 21 Ipswich (H) 3pm
Thu, December 26 Wycombe (H) 3pm
Sun, December 29 MK Dons (A) 3pm
Wed, January 1 Gillingham (A) 3pm
Sat, January 4 Doncaster (H) 3pm
Sat, January 11 AFC Wimbledon (H) 3pm
Sat, January 18 Bolton (A) 3pm
Sat, January 25 MK Dons (H) 3pm
Tue, January 28 Lincoln (A) 7.45pm
Sat, February 1 Sunderland (H) 3pm
Sat, February 8 Tranmere (A) 3pm
Tue, February 11 Coventry (A) 7.45pm
Sat, February 15 Shrewsbury (H) 3pm
Sat, February 22 Fleetwood (A) 3pm
Sat, February 29 Rochdale (H) 3pm
Sat, March 7 Peterborough (A) 3pm
Sat, March 14 Accrington (H) 3pm
Sat, March 21 Ipswich (A) 3pm
Sat, March 28 Oxford (A) 3pm
Sat, April 4 Bristol Rovers (H) 3pm
Fri, April 10 Rotherham (A) 3pm
Mon, April 13 Blackpool (H) 3pm
Sat, April 18 Southend (A) 3pm
Sat, April 25 Bury (H) 3pm
Sun, May 3 Burton (A) 12pm

Please note that this is a draft fixture list and the dates/times of all matches are subject to change.

Tickets for the first half of the season at Fratton Park – up to and including Ipswich Town on Saturday, 21 December – will go on sale at 9am on Monday, 8 July.

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