MK Dons will kick-off their 2020/21 Sky Bet League One campaign with a trip to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday 12 September.
Russell Martin’s men will make the trip to the Keepmoat Stadium to face Donny - their opponents in the final match before the 2019/20 season was curtailed - for a league clash that is set to take place behind closed doors due to the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions.
The Dons will then entertain Lincoln City at Stadium MK on Saturday 19 September – their first home league game of the 2020/21 season. This game, again, is set to take place behind closed doors.
To end the month of September, Martin’s side will visit one of the newly-promoted sides in Crewe Alexandra. The trip to the Alexandra Stadium is set for Saturday 26 September and, due to the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions, is expected to take place behind closed doors.
MK Dons are awaiting further details from the EFL with regards to streaming options for matches taking place behind closed doors.
It is hoped that spectators could be able to return to football stadiums in England from early October. The Dons’ first match that month is at home to Ipswich Town on Saturday 3 October, which is followed by a trip to Portsmouth (Saturday 10) and the first midweek league encounter of the 2020/21 season – an away date with Oxford United on Tuesday 20 October.
October ends with the Dons taking on AFC Wimbledon at Stadium MK, in the first of two meetings between the two sides in 2020/21. The reverse fixture against AFC Wimbledon is set for Saturday 30 January.
Three days after the home clash with AFC Wimbledon, on Tuesday 3 November, MK Dons will make the short journey to Sixfields to take on newly-promoted Northampton Town. The Cobblers will then visit Stadium MK on Saturday 20 February.
The two matches against Peterborough United will take place within the space of a month over Christmas. Martin’s outfit will host Posh at Stadium MK on Tuesday 15 December before visiting Cambridgeshire on Saturday 23 January.
MK Dons will be staying home for Christmas as they take on Bristol Rovers in a Boxing Day bout at Stadium MK. That is followed by trips to Swindon Town on Tuesday 29 December and a journey to Rochdale on Saturday 2 January. There is no New Year’s Day fixture this season.
Easter falls over the weekend of Friday 2 April and Monday 5 April. On Good Friday, Martin and his team will travel to Lincoln City, before hosting Crewe Alexandra on Easter Monday.
The Dons will then conclude their 2020/21 campaign with a home fixture against Rochdale on Saturday 8 May.
MK Dons’ 2020/21 fixtures in full:
Sat 5 Sep Coventry City H (Carabao Cup Round One)
Tue 8 Sep EFL Trophy Matchday One
Sat 12 Sep Doncaster Rovers A
Tue 15 Sep Carabao Cup Round Two
Sat 19 Sep Lincoln City H
Tue 22 Sep Carabao Cup Round Three
Sat 26 Sep Crewe Alexandra A
Tue 29 Sep Carabao Cup Round Four
Sat 3 Oct Ipswich Town H
Tue 6 Oct EFL Trophy Matchday Two
Sat 10 Oct Portsmouth A (International Date)
Sat 17 Oct Gillingham H
Tue 20 Oct Oxford United A
Sat 24 Oct Blackpool A
Tue 27 Oct Wigan Athletic H
Sat 31 Oct AFC Wimbledon H
Tue 3 Nov Northampton Town A
Sat 7 Nov Emirates FA Cup Round One
Tue 10 Nov EFL Trophy Matchday Three
Sat 14 Nov Sunderland A
Sat 21 Nov Hull City H
Sat 28 Nov Emirates FA Cup Round Two
Tue 24 Nov Shrewsbury Town H
Tue 1 Dec Charlton Athletic A
Sat 5 Dec Accrington Stanley A
Tue 8 Dec EFL Trophy Round of 32
Sat 12 Dec Burton Albion H
Tue 15 Dec Peterborough United H
Sat 19 Dec Plymouth Argyle A
Tue 22 Dec Carabao Cup Round Five
Sat 26 Dec Bristol Rovers H
Tue 29 Dec Swindon Town A
Sat 2 Jan Rochdale A
Tue 5 Jan Carabao Cup Semi-Final
Sat 9 Jan Fleetwood Town H (Emirates FA Cup Round Three)
Tue 12 Jan EFL Trophy Round of 16
Sat 16 Jan Peterborough United A
Sat 23 Jan Plymouth Argyle H (Emirates FA Cup Round Four)
Tue 26 Jan Charlton Athletic H
Sat 30 Jan AFC Wimbledon A
Tue 2 Feb EFL Trophy Quarter-Final
Sat 6 Feb Sunderland H
Tue 9 Feb Emirates FA Cup Round Five
Sat 13 Feb Hull City A
Tue 16 Feb EFL Trophy Semi-Final
Sat 20 Feb Northampton Town H
Tue 23 Feb Shrewsbury Town A
Sat 27 Feb Oxford United H
Sun 28 Feb Carabao Cup Final
Tue 2 Mar Gillingham A
Sat 6 Mar Wigan Athletic A
Tue 9 Mar Blackpool H
Sat 13 Mar Accrington Stanley H
Sun 14 Mar EFL Trophy Final
Sat 20 Mar Burton Albion A (Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final)
Sat 27 Mar Doncaster Rovers H (International Date)
Fri 2 Apr Lincoln City A
Mon 5 Apr Crewe Alexandra H
Sat 10 Apr Ipswich Town A
Sat 17 Apr Portsmouth H (Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final)
Tue 20 Apr Bristol Rovers A
Sat 24 Apr Swindon Town H
Sat 1 May Fleetwood Town A
Sat 8 May Rochdale H
Sat 15 May Emirates FA Cup Final