Falkirk to play Hibernian in 2016-17 Ladbrokes Championship opener

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The fixtures for the 2016-17 Ladbrokes Championship season are out and the computer has thrown-up an intriguing clash on the opening day with Falkirk set to take on Hibernian. 

Neil Lennon’s first league game in charge of the Hibees will see his new side travel to the Falkirk Stadium to face last season’s beaten Premiership play-off finalists with the Edinburgh club scheduled to meet newly-promoted Dunfermline just a week later.

Meanwhile, Ray McKinnon’s Dundee United with start their campaign in the second-tier at home to Queen of the South with a trip to Dumbarton and then a home game against Ayr following in the opening weeks of the season.

Elsewhere, Ladbrokes Championship new boys Ayr and Dunfermline will host Raith and Dumbarton in their respective openers.

St. Mirren take on Morton in the remaining season curtain raiser.

Here is a selection of key dates:

Opening weekend, season starts Saturday August 6 2016

Ayr United v Raith Rovers

Dundee United v Queen of the South

Dunfermline Athletic v Dumbarton

Falkirk v Hibernian

St. Mirren v Morton

Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December 2016

Ayr United v Dumbarton

Dundee United v St. Mirren

Dunfermline Athletic v Falkirk

Hibernian v Raith Rovers

Morton v Queen of the South

Final day, Saturday 6 May 2017

Dumbarton v Falkirk

Hibernian v St. Mirren

Morton v Dundee United

Queen of the South v Dunfermline Athletic

Raith Rovers v Ayr Unired

Click here for the full list of Ladbrokes Championship fixtures for the 2016-17 season.

All fixtures subject to change.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.