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SPFL opening day fixtures announced for Cove Rangers, Caley Thistle, Elgin City and Peterhead

By Craig Christie

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COVE Rangers, Caley Thistle, Elgin City and Peterhead have discovered their opening fixtures for the next SPFL season.

The SPFL fixtures are out.
The SPFL fixtures are out.

A shortened 27-game campaign gets underway on Saturday, October 27 for clubs in the Championship, League 1 and League 2.

Full Championship fixtures list

Full League 1 fixtures list

Full League 2 fixtures list

Fresh from being awarded the League 2 title in their debut Scottish League year, Cove begin their second SPFL campaign in League 1 with a home match against East Fife.

The Aberdonians will have the added bonus of 14 home games and just 13 on the road, finishing with a match against Montrose at their Balmoral Stadium home on May 1.

Caley Thistle were in contention for promotion to the Premiership through the play-offs when the season ended in March, and they resume their Championship endeavours with a trip to Dunfermline in their opener.

Elgin City also had strong play-off aspirations in League 2 last term, and were sitting pretty in third spot when Covid-19 struck.

They have since lost star striker Shane Sutherland to Caley Thistle but have brought in Ross County's Joel MacBeath and retained the bulk of their pool to take to newly-relegated Stranraer in their first game on October 17.

City also have 14 home matches out of their 27, ending with a match against Brechin City at Borough Briggs.

Cove will meet Peterhead in a series of Grampian derbies next term, with the Buchan side hosting the League 2 champs in the second match of the campaign on October 24.

Peterhead open with a visit to Airdrieonians a week earlier.

All clubs will be involved in the group stages of the Betfred League Cup, which starts on Tuesday, October 7.

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