League One 2021/22 fixtures: When Doncaster Rovers will learn their schedule and the key cup dates fans need to know

Doncaster Rovers are just days away from discovering their fixtures for the 2021/22 League One season.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 9:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 9:51 am
Keepmoat Stadium. Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images
Keepmoat Stadium. Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

After a dreadful end to last season, the slate has been wiped clean and excitement is building as Richie Wellens continues to piece together his new-look squad.

So here’s everything you need to know about fixture release day, and the key dates fans will need to remember:

When are the 2021/22 League One fixtures released?

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The fixtures for the 2021/22 League One season will be released at 9am on Thursday, June 24.

Every League One fixture will be released at this point – although some could be moved for broadcast reasons as the season progresses.

Some of Rovers’ games could also be postponed owing to international call-ups and should the side progress in the domestic cup comeptitons.

When does the 2021/22 League One season begin?

The League One season is scheduled to kick-off on August 7.

There is likely to be one televised EFL game broadcast on August 6, although this is expected to be a Championship fixture.

When does the 2021/22 League One season end?

Currently, the League One season is set to come to a close on April 30.

This is a week before the League Two and Championship seasons end.

When will the 2021/22 League One play-offs be played?

While the exact fixture dates for the semi-finals are yet to be confirmed, we do know that the play-off final for League One will take place on Saturday May 21.

This is the weekend before the League Two and Championship finals.

When is the first round of the Carabao Cup in 2021/22?

Rovers will enter the Carabao Cup at the first round stage, where ties will be played on the week commencing August 9.

The draw date for the first round has yet to be set.

When will Papa John’s Trophy fixtures be played in 2021/22?

Rovers will kick-off their group stage campaign on the week commencing August 30.

The final is scheduled to be played on April 3.

When does the FA Cup start in the 2021/22 season?

FA Cup round dates are yet to be confirmed – but will become apparent when there is a gap in the League One schedules.

What are Rovers’ current odds to win League One in 2021/22?

Rovers are currently priced at 28/1 to win League One in 2021/22.

Here’s the favourites with Sky Bet:

Sunderland – 7/1

Sheffield Wednesday – 8/1

Charlton Athletic – 9/1

Ipswich Town – 9/1

Portsmouth – 12/1

Rotherham United – 12/1

Bolton Wanderers – 14/1

Lincoln City – 14/1

Oxford United – 14/1