THE Football League fixtures are out next month and Wrexham fans can’t wait to pencil trips to Shrewsbury Town, Blackpool and Birmingham City into their diaries.

Looking at the League One list of clubs, it’s going to be another thrilling season for Reds supporters, who will once again follow Phil Parkinson’s side here, there and everywhere.

Shrewsbury aren’t quite as big an enemy as the boys in blue from Chester but it’s a cross-border derby that Wrexham fans will look forward to.

And especially if it produces the same outcome it did this season when Tom O’Connor scored the only goal in an FA Cup third round victory.

Wigan Athletic will be the other close encounter for Wrexham - and the Reds enjoyed a 3-2 Division Two victory at The DW Stadium in 2001 with Keith Hill, Hector Sam and Craig Faulconbridge on the scoresheet.

Wrexham’s rivalry with Stockport County will, of course, continue.

County have denied Wrexham a league title twice in the past three seasons and their battle will be renewed once again where the Reds must improve dramatically on their Edgeley Park experiences of latter years when they were battered 5-0 last September.

Both Parkinson and his opposite number Dave Challinor know the rivalry has grown stronger year by year.

In the build-up to the final game of the season, where Wrexham beat the champions 2-1 at The Racecourse, Challinor said: “Ultimately, it’s a League One game.

“There’s a little bit of niggle in it. We had some run-ins with Wrexham in the National League. They beat us in the FA Trophy semi-final and we had our first opportunity to win the league there and lost.

“They got beat in the play-offs by Grimsby but then won the title last year and did brilliantly to get back-to-back promotions. “They would have loved to have won the title this season but we pipped them to it.”

There will plenty of ‘Jolly Boys’ Outings’ to Blackpool planned but Wrexham’s last visit to Bloomfield Road saw their defence of the Football League Trophy end at the first hurdle in October 2005.

Mark Jones’ double plus one from Darren Ferguson weren’t enough as six months after lifting the trophy with a 2-0 win over Southend, Denis Smith’s Reds bowed out 4-3 after extra-time.

A trip to St Andrews will evoke magical memories of Wrexham’s run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 1997.

Former Reds boss Brian Flynn described that 3-1 fifth round win as one of his best days in The Racecourse hot-seat - and considering he masterminded that famous FA giant-killing act against Arsenal, that’s not a bad endorsement.

“Birmingham away,” said Flynn. “We had the perfect plan and the perfect performance. St Andrews was sold out and it was a hostile atmosphere as it always is there. I know they had a man sent off but we scored great goals and showed great quality that day.”

Bryan Hughes, Tony Humes and Karl Connolly got the goals while the Reds’ last trip to Birmingham was also in the cup.

Chris Llewellyn put Wrexham ahead in a League Cup second round clash in 2006 but the Blues hit back to triumph 4-1 after extra-time.

The last league visit was in 1995 when Gary Bennett bagged both in a 5-2 defeat.

There’ll be plenty of familiar faces to welcome Wrexham when they visit Huddersfield Town, who were relegated from the Championship along with Birmingham and Rotherham.

Jake Edwards is chief executive, Mark Cartwright is sporting director and Kevin Russell is on the coaching staff. And you can add Barnsley and Bolton to the list after their play-off exits.

Wrexham last played at Oakwell in League One in 2005 when Darren Ferguson and Llewellyn scored in a 2-2 draw. Their last league visit to Bolton was in 1987 where Dixie McNeil's Reds suffered a 2-0 Division Four defeat.

There will be two chances to take in the streets of London with trips to Leyton Orient and Charlton Athletic.

Wrexham took The O’s close when the East Enders won the Conference title five years ago. It’s 42 years since Wrexham last went to The Valley where their former boss Steve Gritt scored the only goal in February 1982 - the Reds’ final season in the old Second Division.

Other notable away days will include a trip to Northampton Town where Wrexham celebrated promotion with a 2-0 win back in 1993 while the visit to Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank will always bring back memories of the Reds’ final game in the Football League before they were relegated in 2008.

The Reds will also renew rivalries with Mansfield Town, who they pipped to runners-up position behind Stockport this season.

West country trips to Exeter City and Bristol Rovers will also be on the fixture list while let’s hope the M40 is quiet for visits south to Wycombe and Reading, where Charlie Savage - the son of Wrexham-born Robbie - plies his trade.

Fleur Robinson, who left her role as Wrexham’s chief executive earlier this month, is bound to be an interested spectator when her father’s club, Burton Albion, host the Reds.

Other clubs to add to the League One list are Cambridge and Stevenage and Crawley, who beat Crewe 2-0 in League Two's Play-off Final at Wembley.