Falkirk to play Hibernian in 2016-17 Ladbrokes Championship opener
The fixtures for the 2016-17 Ladbrokes Championship season are out and the computer has thrown-up an intriguing clash on the opening day with Falkirk set to take on Hibernian.
Neil Lennon’s first league game in charge of the Hibees will see his new side travel to the Falkirk Stadium to face last season’s beaten Premiership play-off finalists with the Edinburgh club scheduled to meet newly-promoted Dunfermline just a week later.
Meanwhile, Ray McKinnon’s Dundee United with start their campaign in the second-tier at home to Queen of the South with a trip to Dumbarton and then a home game against Ayr following in the opening weeks of the season.
Elsewhere, Ladbrokes Championship new boys Ayr and Dunfermline will host Raith and Dumbarton in their respective openers.
St. Mirren take on Morton in the remaining season curtain raiser.
Here is a selection of key dates:
Opening weekend, season starts Saturday August 6 2016
Ayr United v Raith Rovers
Dundee United v Queen of the South
Dunfermline Athletic v Dumbarton
Falkirk v Hibernian
St. Mirren v Morton
Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December 2016
Ayr United v Dumbarton
Dundee United v St. Mirren
Dunfermline Athletic v Falkirk
Hibernian v Raith Rovers
Morton v Queen of the South
Final day, Saturday 6 May 2017
Dumbarton v Falkirk
Hibernian v St. Mirren
Morton v Dundee United
Queen of the South v Dunfermline Athletic
Raith Rovers v Ayr Unired
Click here for the full list of Ladbrokes Championship fixtures for the 2016-17 season.
All fixtures subject to change.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing