Cobblers kick off at home to Walsall as next season's league fixtures are revealed
Cobblers will kick off the Sky Bet League Two season with a game against Walsall at the PTS Academy Stadium.
The curtain-raiser against the side who were relegated from League One last season will be played on Saturday, August 3.The Cobblers' first away game of the campaign will be a trip to Port Vale a week later.In what looks a tough start to the season, other sides who were in League One last season - Bradford City and Plymouth Argyle - are on the early schedule, meaning Town will face three of the four relegated teams in the first seven games.Promoted sides Leyton Orient and Salford City will both visit the PTS Academy Stadium in October, while the longest away trip of the season - Carlisle United - will be on a Tuesday night (October 22).Christmas sees Keith Curle's side head to Mansfield Town (December 21) before a Boxing Day trip to Crawley Town. The festive home games are against Cheltenham Town (December 29) and Stevenage (January 1).Colchester United visit on Good Friday before an Easter Monday trip to Plymouth Argyle. The season wraps up with an away game against Newport County.The full fixture list is below, please note all fixtures are subject to change.Sat Aug 3 Walsall HSat Aug 10 Port Vale ATue Aug 13 Carabao Cup OneSat Aug 17 Macclesfield Town HTue Aug 20 Swindon Town ASat Aug 24 Colchester United ATue Aug 27 Carabao Cup TwoSat Aug 31 Plymouth Argyle HSat Sep 7 Bradford City A International DateSat Sep 14 Newport County HTue Sep 17 Stevenage ASat Sep 21 Crawley Town HTue Sep 24 Carabao Cup ThreeSat Sep 28 Morecambe ASat Oct 5 Leyton Orient HSat Oct 12 Scunthorpe United A International DateSat Oct 19 Salford City HTue Oct 22 Carlisle United ASat Oct 26 Cambridge United HTue Oct 29 Carabao Cup FourSat Nov 2 Oldham Athletic ASat Nov 9 Emirates FA Cup 1Sat Nov 16 Crewe Alexandra H International DateSat Nov 23 Grimsby Town HSat Nov 30 Emirates FA Cup 2Sat Dec 7 Exeter City ASat Dec 14 Forest Green Rovers HTue Dec 17 Carabao Cup FiveSat Dec 21 Mansfield Town AThu Dec 26 Crawley Town ASun Dec 29 Cheltenham Town HWed Jan 1 Stevenage HSat Jan 4 Leyton Orient A Emirates FA Cup 3Wed Jan 8 Carabao Cup Semi-Final (1)Sat Jan 11 Salford City ASat Jan 18 Morecambe HSat Jan 25 Cheltenham Town A Emirates FA Cup 4Tue Jan 28 Scunthorpe United HWed Jan 29 Carabao Cup Semi-Final (2)Sat Feb 1 Macclesfield Town ASat Feb 8 Port Vale HTue Feb 11 Swindon Town HSat Feb 15 Walsall ASat Feb 22 Exeter City HSat Feb 29 Grimsby Town ASun Mar 1 Carabao Cup FinalWed Mar 4 Emirates FA Cup 5Sat Mar 7 Mansfield Town HSat Mar 14 Forest Green Rovers ATue Mar 17 Carlisle United HSat Mar 21 Cambridge United A Emirates FA Cup Quarter-FinalSat Mar 28 Oldham Athletic H International DateSat Apr 4 Crewe Alexandra AFri Apr 10 Colchester United HMon Apr 13 Plymouth Argyle ASat Apr 18 Bradford City H Emirates FA Cup Semi-FinalSat Apr 25 Newport County A