Close away day for curtain raiser.
Christmas sees Stevenage come to town on Boxing Day, whilst we then travel to MK Dons on New Year's Day.
The first home game is against Port Vale a week later, whilst the U's then travel to Sheffield United.
That means a return to the club where he started his English football career for boss Joe Dunne, and the U's also started their promotion campaign of 2005/6 away in Kent.
It's a short trip down the A12 for the U's on the first day of the season, with an away game at Gillingham on the cards.