Leeds United: Whites confirm pre-season plans

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Leeds United has today confirmed plans for their pre-season schedule.

The squad will report back to Thorp Arch from their summer breaks on June 27 in preparation for pre-season to begin in early July.

United’s first test of the new season will be against Farsley AFC at Throstle Nest on Saturday, July 6 (3pm).

The following Monday will see the squad fly out for a 10-day trip to Slovenia where they will have a training base and play against three local sides.

The opponents for two of the three matches in Slovenia are still to be confirmed but United will be playing FC Domzale on Saturday, July 13, (7.45pm) at the Domzale Sports Park.

The dates are confirmed for the two remaining fixtures in Slovenia, Wednesday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 16, and both matches will be held at the FC Mura Stadium with 6.30pm kick offs.

On returning from Slovenia, the players will face an away trip to Banks’s Stadium to face League One side Walsall on Saturday July 20 (3pm).

Next in the diary for Brian McDermott’s side will be a midweek trip south to face more League One opposition in Stevenage FC (7.45pm) on Tuesday July 23.

The first team’s pre-season schedule will come to an end at Elland Road when United host Bundesliga side FC Nurnberg on Saturday, July 27 (3pm) with the following weekend being the start of the new Championship season.

Pre-Season 2013

Saturday, July 6: Farsley AFC at Throstle Nest (3pm kick off)

Wednesday, July 10: TBC at FC Mura Stadium (6.30pm)

Saturday, July 13: FC Domzale at Domzale Sports Park (7.45pm)

Tuesday, July 16: TBC at FC Mura Stadium (6.30pm)

Saturday, July 20: Walsall at Banks’s Stadium (3pm)

Tuesday, July 23: Stevenage FC at The Lamex Stadium (7.45pm)

Saturday, July 27: FC Nurnberg at Elland Road (3pm)

Ticket information for the Pre-Season schedule will be announced at www.leedsunited.com

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