Stanley’s 2016/17 campaign will begin at the Wham Stadium, with newly relegated Doncaster Rovers heading to East Lancashire on the opening day of the season.

Highlights of the fixtures, which were released this morning, see the first derby game with Morecambe on 27th August and a first league meeting with Blackpool in October.

Boxing Day sees John Coleman’s men make the trip to recently promoted Grimsby Town, with an away game at Crewe on New Year’s Eve.

2017 will begin at home to Hartlepool United on 2nd January.

The final home game is 29th April against Luton before the season concludes a week later with Stevenage away.