THERE'S some cracking away days in store for Wrexham supporters next season.

The Reds will come up against some big clubs in League One and that means visiting some large stadiums.

Wrexham have had the experience of playing at the likes of Coventry City, Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers in FA Cup ties over the last couple of seasons and there will be more big grounds to take in after clinching promotion to the third tier.

Here's the five away games I am looking forward to the most.

1. Charlton Athletic. There's only a couple of grounds in League One I've not been to before and The Valley is one of them.

The Addicks have been in the third tier for a few seasons now and didn't threaten the play-offs last season so with Wrexham finishing second in League Two, the teams will meet for the first time since the 1981-82 campaign.

I am expecting more from Charlton this season but hopefully my first experience of The Valley, which has a capacity of 27,111, with Wrexham on October 26 will be a happy one!

2. Birmingham City. One of my favourite ever Wrexham games was at St Andrews.

There were some memorable matches when Brian Flynn's side reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 1996-97 and although the Reds had already upset Premier League side West Ham United, it was topped for me by the 3-1 fifth round come-from-behind win against the Blues who were then in the second tier. 

Able to hold 29,409 supporters, St Andrews has the biggest capacity in League One and it promises to be some occasion and atmosphere when Wrexham fans head their en masse on September 14.

3. Blackpool. Bloomfield Road hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Wrexham over the years but it's always a good day out for Reds' fans.

It's a trip that Wrexham haven't made in the league since the last time the Reds were in the third tier 19 years ago, although the defence of the LDV Vans Trophy came to an end at Blackpool in October 2005.

And the fact that it has been scheduled on Easter Monday means it promises to be a brilliant day - or even weekend - out at the seaside.

4. Stockport County. There's a healthy rivalry with Stockport County who are also an ambitious club.

Winning 2-1 at The Racecourse on the final day of last season, when both teams had already clinched promotion from League Two, was payback for the 5-0 defeat at Stockport earlier in the season.

That hammering was easily the low point in what was an excellent 2023-24 campaign for Wrexham so it would be nice to exact some form of revenge on November 16 when the Reds make their Edgeley Park return.

5.Bolton Wanderers. Many Wrexham fans would never have been to the Horwich Toughsheet Community Stadium but there should be thousands there for the first away game back in League One.

Wrexham make the short journey on August 17 and it will be a tough opening away fixture with Bolton fancied to do well again after losing in the play-off final last season.

It will still be early days so Phil Parkinson's men will still be finding their feet but with a capacity of 28,723, it will be some occasion and a sense of realism that Wrexham really are back in the third tier!