Charlton will host promoted Wycombe Wanderers at The Valley in their first League One fixture of the 2009/10 season on August 8th. The Chairboys inflicted a humiliating cup defeat on Charlton when they were a Premiership side and will now be looking to inflict a defeat on a fallen giant. the fixture is headlined in the BBC Sport review of League 1 fixtures.
After starting the season at The Valley for the third season in a row, the Addicks will then face three successive away trips with their Carling Cup first round clash with Hereford United preceding the long journey to Hartlepool United on Saturday, August 15th - a first ever visit to Victoria Park - and a shorter midweek trip, to Leyton Orient, three days later.
Swindon Town are the Valley visitors on Boxing Day. To start the festive mood, the Spanners visit The Valley just before Christmas The first clash with Gillingham takes place at the Priestfield Stadium on Saturday, October 14th, and the campaign ends with a trip to Oldham Athletic, another club that has been managed by Iain Dowie, on Saturday, May 8th.