Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth is looking forward to the start of the new season which will begin in just over a month’s time.

His players are due to return for pre-season next week as the new league campaign begins on July 30.

It’ll be the first time in the EFL’s history that the league season will begin in the seventh month of the calendar year, and this is due to this year’s World Cup taking place across November and December in Qatar.

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The opening weekend of the campaign will see the Chairboys take on Burton Albion – their sixth consecutive league season in which they will begin at home.

In August, they will play six games across 21 days with four of those matches being on the road at Bolton Wanderers, Northampton Town (League Cup), Exeter City on a Tuesday night and Barnsley, respectively.

Wanderers will also host Shrewsbury Town and Charlton Athletic at Adams Park during the month.

This fixture list could also be extended if Wanderers were to get past Northampton in the first round of the League Cup.

Speaking to the club’s media, Gareth Ainsworth said: “Once you get into June you start to count down the days and the days have gone very quickly.

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“We’re looking forward to next week in getting the squad together and it’s been very quick, as this season seems to have come round incredibly fast.

“It’s definitely a first with the season starting on July 30.

“We know who our first opponents are and we’re looking forward to facing Burton at home.”