COLCHESTER United will kick off the new Sky Bet League Two season with a trip to play AFC Wimbledon.

The U's will visit Johnnie Jackson's side on August 10, after the EFL fixtures for the 2024-25 campaign were released this morning.

Danny Cowley’s side will then entertain MK Dons on August 17 before hosting Harrogate Town, on August 24.

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Colchester will then visit Accrington Stanley on August 31, to complete the month. 

Colchester will host Gillingham on Boxing Day and Doncaster Rovers on December 29, before visiting Swindon Town, on New Year's Day.

Over the Easter period, they will host Crewe Alexandra on Good Friday and Doncaster Rovers, on Easter Monday.

The U's will complete the season with a home game against Barrow, on May 3.

Colchester will be joined in League Two this season by Chesterfield, who will be returning to the EFL following their promotion as National League champions.


Also coming up to League Two are Andy Woodham’s Bromley, who beat Solihull Moors in the National League play-off final, at Wembley.

The Cowleys will be looking to get off to a good start after steering the club to safety, last season.

Colchester’s players return for pre-season training, next Monday.

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Their first friendly is at Maldon and Tiptree, on July 13.

The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup takes place at 11.30am tomorrow and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports News.