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Key Dates on the Fixture List

17 June 2015

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The Spireites start the season at home for the first time since 2010 when South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley head to the Proact. Here we pick out some further highlights from the 2015/16 fixture list.

OPENING WEEK: Whether Chesterfield win, lose or draw in Dean Saunders' first competitive match as manager on August 8, the Tykes opener will head a busy first seven days for the new campaign.

After the trip to Carlisle and back in the midweek Capital One Cup clash, the Spireites then skip up into South Yorkshire themselves to renew acquaintances with Sheffield United - coincidentally also the last regular season away league fixture barely six weeks ago.

AUTUMN: The autumn gives some seaside excursions as Chesterfield head to relegated Blackpool on September 29 and then a month later to Fleetwood Town before a Christmas period eerily similar to last year.

CHRISTMAS: As last season, mid-December Bradford City make the short trip to the Proact and then Peterborough United (December 26) and Coventry City (December 28) await on the very same days of Christmas as last year - though both are in different locations then in 2014.

NEW YEAR: From late January the travel pillows will be out for five weeks with lengthy away trips with Colchester United, Gillingham and Southend United on the bill, though an enticing skip back to the scene of promotion at Burton Albion sandwiches the longer treks.

SPRINGTIME DERBIES: Mid-April stands out with Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers arriving at the Proact within four days of each other (April 16 and 19) before the season comes to a conclusion at Valley Parade with a last day match with Bradford City.

AND... Of course, the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 21 needs to be marked in the diary as well, just in case.

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