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TOWN TO TRAVEL MORE THAN 8,000 MILES IN 2022/23

25 May 2022

Take a look at the trips in store for the Blue Army next season

Town will travel at least 8,000 miles for away fixtures next season, with one League One opponent for the 2022/23 campaign still to be confirmed.

Mansfield or Port Vale, who contest the League Two Play-Off final on Saturday, will take the 24th spot in League One next season. Should the Stags be successful at Wembley, the Blues' total travel distance will be 8,010 miles, while victory for The Valiants would see Kieran McKenna's side travel 8,090 miles next term.

Joining either Mansfield or Port Vale in promotion from the fourth tier is Forest Green Rovers, who won the League Two title, while Exeter City and Bristol Rovers both secured automatic promotion spots.

Barnsley, Derby County and Peterborough United are making the drop down from the Championship having been relegated in 2021/22.

Meanwhile, Crewe Alexandra, AFC Wimbledon, Doncaster Rovers and Gillingham suffered the drop from League One last season, while Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United and Sunderland enjoyed success at the other end of the table.

Town's longest trip next season will take them to Plymouth. The Blues will take on The Pilgrims in Devon in what will be a 612-mile round trip from Suffolk.

At the other end, the shortest away journey will be to Cambridge. Abbey Stadium will play host between The U's and the Blues following a 53-mile journey from Portman Road.

Elsewhere, round trips of 372 miles to Barnsley's Oakwell, 200 miles to MK Dons' Stadium MK, where almost 7,000 Town fans made the trip in 2021/22, and 360 miles to Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough, could whet the appetite of the Blue Army.

Further away days could be in store when Town enter the FA Cup at the first round stage in November, as well as in the Carabao Cup and Papa John's Trophy, which will both likely begin for the Blues in August.

Town's 2022/23 League One fixtures will be released on Thursday, 23 June.

Confirmed away trips 2022/23 (miles):

Cambridge United (106), Charlton Athletic (161), Peterborough United (184), MK Dons (200), Wycombe Wanderers (232), Oxford United (278), Lincoln City (296), Portsmouth (320), Derby County (322), Burton Albion (333), Cheltenham Town (356), Sheffield Wednesday (360), Barnsley (372), Shrewsbury Town (385), Forest Green Rovers (392), Bristol Rovers (414), Bolton Wanderers (492), Accrington Stanley (497), Exeter City (528), Fleetwood Town (552), Morecambe (562), Plymouth Argyle (612).

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