Stanley begin life back in League Two with a home fixture against Newport on Saturday, August 5.

John Coleman’s side saw their five-year stay in League One come to an end last term. Their relegation was officially confirmed on the final day despite beating Oxford 2-1 at the Kassam Stadium.

The Reds will be hoping to make a positive start against the Welsh outfit, who finished 15th in the table last season.

Their first away fixture is a trip to the Priestfield Stadium to take on Gillingham the following weekend.

Stanley head to Meadow Lane to take on newly-promoted Notts County in early September before hosting National League champions Wrexham, who are owned by Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, in mid-November.

The Reds will come up against Walsall, Harrogate and Barrow over the festive period before hosting Salford, who came up short in the play-offs last term, on New Year’s Day.

The Easter weekend features a local derby against Morecambe at the Wham Stadium on Friday, March 29 which is followed by a trip to Mansfield on Monday, April 1.

Stanley’s final away game of the regular season is a trip to Stockport on Saturday, April 20 and the campaign concludes against Tranmere the following weekend.

The club is yet to make any additions on the transfer front, having released a number of players at the end of their contracts including Mitch Clark and Anthony Mancini. The likes of Lukas Jensen and Aaron Pressley have also finished their respective loan deals.

The Reds have also learned their opponent in first round of next season’s Carabao Cup, with a home tie against League Two rivals Bradford on the cards.

Coleman’s men haven’t faced the Yorkshire club since January 2019 and suffered a 3-0 defeat on the road that day.

The competition is regionalised at this stage, with separate draws taking place for the northern and southern sections.

The draws were carried out live on Sky Sports by former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson and ex-Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley.

All first-round ties are scheduled to be played on the week commencing Monday, August 7.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest Under-21s will be joining Stanley, Carlisle and Harrogate in Group C of the EFL Trophy northern section.

The Reds reached the semi-final last season before they were knocked out by North West neighbours Bolton.