With the Valiants now promoted to League One we look at some important dates including the fixture release date and the start of the season.
When does the season start and end?
It’s an earlier than usual start. The League One campaign begins on Saturday July 30th and will conclude on Saturday May 6th the following year.
The Premier League and Championship will pause on the weekend of November 12th due to the Qatar World Cup and resume on the weekend of December 10th. League One clubs can also postpone fixures if they have three or more Internationals in their squad. While this is unlikely to include the Valiants (at least for now) some of their opponents may postpone fixtures against the Vale during that time.
When will the fixtures be released?
The 2022/23 fixtures for the Football League are due to be released at 9am on Thursday June 23rd.
When does the transfer window open?
The summer transfer window will open on June 10 for English clubs and close at 11pm on September 1st in line with major European leagues.
However, out-of-contract players can switch clubs before the window opens. Free agents can also be signed after the window has closed.
Any other key dates?
- The Carabao Cup first round will take place on or around August 10th 2022.
- The Papa John’s Trophy opening fixture will take place on or around the 31st August, 2022.
- The FA Cup first round date is yet to be confirmed.
- The League One play-off final (here’s hoping!) will take place on May 28th, 2023.