Clarets firm up plans for pre-season warm-ups

Former Claret Graham Alexander is now in charge at Fleetwood

Former Claret Graham Alexander is now in charge at Fleetwood

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Burnley have confirmed their pre-season plans, including trips to Accrington Stanley and a first-ever senior visit to Fleetwood Town, managed by former Claret Graham Alexander.

Michael Duff’s testimonial game is also scheduled at Turf Moor for Saturday, August 1st, when Bradford City will be the opponents.

The Clarets first team squad will also be embarking on two pre-season training trips to France and Scotland, with games still to be confirmed.

Pre-season will kick off with a six-day trip to Évian-les-Bains in south eastern France, on the border with Switzerland, between Monday, July 6th, and Saturday, July 11th.

There, the Clarets aim to play one fixture against local opposition on Friday, July 10th.

After the short trip to neighbours Accrington on Saturday, July 18th, the first team squad will then travel to Glasgow in the week commencing Monday, July 20th.

The club proposes to play two games during this trip, with dates and opposition to be confirmed.

Burnley will then return south to face League 1 Fleetwood in a first trip to the Highbury Stadium on Tuesday, July 28th, and complete their pre-season schedule at Turf Moor on Saturday, August 1st against more League 1 opposition, in Phil Parkinson’s Bradford City, in stalwart defender Duff’s benefit game.

Confirmed First team friendlies are as follows:

Saturday, July 18th: Accrington Stanley, away, kick-off 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28th: Fleetwood Town, away, kick-off 7-45 p.m.

Saturday, August 1st: Bradford City, Turf Moor, Michael Duff Testimonial game, kick-off 3 p.m. Ticket prices will be confirmed as soon as possible.