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Fixture Release Day 2021 - Everything You Need to Know!

All the info you need ahead of #FixtureReleaseDay on Thursday!

23 June 2021

Rovers will find out their schedule for the 2021/22 season on Thursday (24th June) morning.

The Sky Bet EFL fixtures for the upcoming season will be released at 9am.

To make sure your one of the first to know about our 2021/22 fixtures, make sure you're following us across our social media sites - Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

If you want our schedule for next season synced to your smartphone or email calendar - please click HERE. The fixture calendar is powered by ECAL. All changes to kick-off dates and times will automatically be updated and synced directly with your calendars.

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Carabao Cup...

The First Round draw for the 2021/22 Carabao Cup will also take place on Thursday at 3:40pm - live on Sky Sports.

Ties for the first round are regionalised, with fixtures due to take place in the week commencing 9th August (Clubs can mutually agree on an alternative date before w/c 9 August 2021 if preferred).

Rovers are ball number 5 in the draw - with the full ball numbers listed below.

  1. AFC Bournemouth

  2. AFC Wimbledon

  3. Birmingham City

  4. Bristol City

  5. Bristol Rovers

  6. Burton Albion

  7. Cambridge United

  8. Cardiff City

  9. Charlton Athletic

  10. Cheltenham Town

  11. Colchester United

  12. Coventry City

  13. Crawley Town

  14. Exeter City

  15. Forest Green Rovers

  16. Gillingham

  17. Ipswich Town

  18. Leyton Orient

  19. Luton Town

  20. Millwall 

  21. Milton Keynes Dons

  22. Newport County

  23. Northampton Town

  24. Oxford United

  25. Peterborough United

  26. Plymouth Argyle

  27. Portsmouth

  28. Queens Park Rangers

  29. Reading

  30. Stevenage

  31. Sutton United

  32. Swansea City

  33. Swindon Town 

  34. Wycombe Wanderers

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Papa John's Trophy 

The 16 groups for the Papa John's Trophy first-round will be completed on Thursday, with the Round One draw taking place live on Sky Sports at 4:30pm.

We already know that we will be facing both Exeter City and Cheltenham Town in the group stage of next season's competition - with Thursday's draw determining what groups the 16 Invited U21 teams will join. 

The 8 teams that could complete Rovers' group are as follows; 

Arsenal U21, Aston Villa U21, Brighton & Hove Albion U21, Chelsea U21, Crystal Palace U21, Southampton U21, Tottenham Hotspur U21 and West Ham United U21

Fixtures for the group stage of the competition will be confirmed in due course. 

 


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