League One 2021/22: The confirmed third tier line-up facing Sunderland as Championship relegation and League Two promotion finalised
The League One line-up for the 2021/22 season has now been confirmed.
With the play-offs across League One and League Two now finished, we know all of the teams who will be making up the third tier next season.
Sunderland are one of a host of big clubs set to take part in the division next season, but who will they be lining-up against next season?
Here’s a look at all of the teams set to take part in League One next season:
Who is in League One for the 2021/22 season?
The following teams will definitely be in League One next season:
Relegated from the Championship: Wycombe Wanderers, Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday
Remaining in League One: Accrington Stanley, AFC Wimbledon, Burton Albion, Charlton Athletic, Crewe Alexandra, Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, Ipswich Town, Lincoln City, MK Dons, Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Shrewsbury Town, Sunderland, Wigan Athletic
Promoted from League Two: Cheltenham Town, Cambridge United, Bolton Wanderers, Morecambe
Are there any new teams for Sunderland to play?
Some of the newly promoted sides are not particularly well-known to the Black Cats.
Sunderland have never played Cheltenham Town in a league fixture before – with their only meeting with the Robins coming in the League Cup back in 2005.
Similalry, the Wearsiders have never faced play-off winners Morecambe in a league fixture. They have, however, played the Shrimps twice in cup competitions including a Checkatrade Trophy clash in 2018.
The Black Cats are also set to face Cambridge United in a league fixture for the first time since 1993.