OXFORD United will begin the season away for the sixth consecutive year as the U’s travel to Derby County, newly relegated from the second tier.

Wayne Rooney’s side will host United on July 30, with the fixture the first between the two sides in Sky Bet League One.

The U’s face Cambridge in their first home game, on August 6, and are away on Boxing Day for the first time since 2017, with Karl Robinson’s side set to travel to Ipswich Town.

United will finish the season at home to Accrington Stanley on May 6.

The last game between the U’s and Derby was in 1994, and continues United’s run of away games on the opening day.

Not since a 1-1 draw at home to Chesterfield in the 2016/17 season have the U’s started the campaign at home.

There has since been a 2-0 win at Oldham Athletic in 2017, defeats to Barnsley (4-0 in 2018) and Lincoln City (2-0 in 2020), plus 1-1 draws with Sunderland (2019) and Cambridge United (2021).

The U’s are at home on New Year’s Day when they will welcome Exeter City.

October and April look arguably the toughest run of fixtures for the U’s with home games against Wycombe Wanderers (October 8) and Peterborough United (October 22), plus trips to Charlton Athletic (October 1), Exeter City (October 15), Portsmouth (October 25) and Bolton Wanderers (October 29).

April begins away at Peterborough (April 1), before welcoming Sheffield Wednesday to the Kassam Stadium on Good Friday (April 7).

United will then travel to Port Vale on Easter Monday (April 10), before facing Bolton and Portsmouth at home (April 15 and 18 respectively). The month is rounded off with trips to Barnsley and Forest Green Rovers (April 22 and 29).


Sat Jul 30 Derby County A

Sat Aug 6 Cambridge United H

Sat Aug 13 Bristol Rovers A

Tue Aug 16 Lincoln City H

Sat Aug 20 Morecambe H

Sat Aug 27 Cheltenham Town A

Sat Sep 3 Burton Albion H

Sat Sep 10 Shrewsbury Town A

Tue Sep 13 Plymouth Argyle A

Sat Sep 17 Milton Keynes Dons H

Sat Sep 24 Fleetwood Town H

Sat Oct 1 Charlton Athletic A

Sat Oct 8 Wycombe Wanderers H

Sat Oct 15 Exeter City A

Sat Oct 22 Peterborough United H

Tue Oct 25 Portsmouth A

Sat Oct 29 Bolton Wanderers A

Sat Nov 12 Port Vale H

Sat Nov 19 Forest Green Rovers H

Sat Dec 3 Accrington Stanley A

Sat Dec 10 Barnsley H

Sat Dec 17 Sheffield Wednesday A

Mon Dec 26 Ipswich Town A

Thu Dec 29 Charlton Athletic H

Sun Jan 1 Exeter City H

Sat Jan 7 Wycombe Wanderers A

Sat Jan 14 Fleetwood Town A

Sat Jan 21 Ipswich Town H

Sat Jan 28 Burton Albion A

Sat Feb 4 Shrewsbury Town H

Sat Feb 11 Milton Keynes Dons A

Tue Feb 14 Plymouth Argyle H

Sat Feb 18 Cambridge United A

Sat Feb 25 Bristol Rovers H

Sat Mar 4 Lincoln City A

Sat Mar 11 Derby County H

Sat Mar 18 Morecambe A

Sat Mar 25 Cheltenham Town H

Sat Apr 1 Peterborough United A

Fri Apr 7 Sheffield Wednesday H

Mon Apr 10 Port Vale A

Sat Apr 15 Bolton Wanderers H

Tue Apr 18 Portsmouth H

Sat Apr 22 Barnsley A

Sat Apr 29 Forest Green Rovers A

Sat May 6 Accrington Stanley H