We have known for a few weeks now which teams will be plying their trade in the Championship, the most competitive and gruelling league of them all. 46 games are crammed into the schedule, meaning there will be plenty of travelling for fans of the 46 teams.
So the question is, which five teams will be forced to cover the most ground next season? Who will need to trek up and down the country on those cold Tuesday nights and rainy Saturday afternoons?
We have got our calculators out and found out who indeed will be amongst the unfortunate five. Some of you will perhaps have a good idea who is likely to be in this group based on geographical location alone. We’ll confirm it once and for all!
Using Vital Football, here are the top five Championship travellers next season, starting from five down to one.
5) Ipswich Town – 7,933 miles
The Tractor Boys will certainly be covering the miles next season, mainly due to the fact that there is only really Norwich City who can be classed as quite a local game. The big Midlands presence in the Championship next season actually means they have to do most of the travelling, despite being located relatively centrally, albeit out to the east geographically.
Mick McCarthy’s men last season actually ended the season with one of the strongest away records in the Championship. Only Burnley, Brighton, Middlesbrough and Derby County picked up more points on the road.
Using our Average Attendances piece, we can see that Ipswich general took an average of 1,383 away fans with them to matches on the road. In the end, that was the median figure out of all 2015/16 Championship teams. Good effort if they can replicate similar numbers!