Sunderland fans react on Twitter to 2019-20 League One fixture list reveal

A general view of the Stadium of Light during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough at Stadium of Light on February 24, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

The Black Cats get their League One campaign underway at the Stadium of Light against Oxford United.

A general view of the Stadium of Light during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough at Stadium of Light on February 24, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

Sunderland now know what their 2019-20 League One schedule looks like after the EFL fixture reveal was made on Thursday morning (official Sunderland website).

The Black Cats' quest for promotion from the third tier begins on home soil, with Oxford United coming to the Stadium of Light on Saturday 3 August.

Huge fixtures then follow as Ipswich Town, relegated from the Championship last term, will play host to Jack Ross's side the following weekend.

 

Two fellow promotion challengers from last season await as Portsmouth visit Wearside and Peterborough United welcome Sunderland before the month is out.

In terms of festive fixtures, Bolton Wanderers visit the Stadium of Light on Boxing Day and Fleetwood Town play host to the Black Cats on New Year's Day.

During the Easter period, Good Friday (10 April) yields a trip to AFC Wimbledon and Easter Monday (13 April) sees Peterborough come to town.

A general view of the Stadium of Light during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Birmingham City at Stadium of Light on December 23, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

The season will then be wrapped up with a final home game against Accrington Stanley and then the finale away at Rotherham United.

Interestingly, the Millers were the team Sunderland beat in the last game of the 1987-88 season, in which they were promoted from the third tier as champions (11v11).

Here is how some Sunderland fans reacted to the club's Twitter post featuring the fixture list:

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