This is followed up by a home fixture against Bury on August 12th. Latics then travel to Boundary Park to face Oldham Athletic and then have a home fixture against Paul Cook’s former club Portsmouth.
During the Christmas and New Year holiday period they travel to Oxford United on December 23rd, face Shrewsbury Town at the DW Stadium on Boxing Day and Charlton Athletic at home on 30th December and then Northampton Town away on January 1st.
Stand out fixtures include Blackburn Rovers at the DW Stadium on October 28th and Ewood Park on 3rd March and Bradford City at home on 18th November and at Valley Parade on 17th February.
They will be making first time visits to the Cherry Red Records Stadium against AFC Wimbledon (December 16) and the Kassam Stadium against Oxford United (23 December).
Latics will be hoping that they will have clinched promotion back to the Championship by the final game of the season when they face Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday 5th May.
The full list of fixtures can be found on the official website.