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U23s Going 'Home' Again To Curzon

Clarets return to Tameside Stadium to play Professional Development League fixtures

25 April 2018

The Clarets’ Under-23 side will be heading back to Curzon Ashton next season to use the Tameside Stadium as their regular home base.

The two clubs launched a link-up this season following Burnley’s move into the Professional Development League and the need to find a venue that met the league’s criteria.

National League North side Curzon fitted the bill and after a successful first campaign at the ground in Ashton-under-Lyne, agreement has been reached to play there again next term.

“I think it’s been a good place to play,” said U23s boss Michael Duff.

“The pitch is excellent, which is probably the most important thing.

“It’s a bit difficult for the first-team players coming in, but for our lads it just gives a better feel than the training ground.

“It gives them a little stadium to play in and under the floodlights it’s always good.

“It’s worked well. They have looked after us well. The food is good after the game and we’re happy to be going back.”

The U23s have split their schedule this season between Curzon Ashton, the Barnfield Training Centre and Turf Moor, with league rules stipulating that a certain number of fixtures must be played at the club’s main stadium.

Duff’s side, which also played one Premier League Cup fixture at Stockport County’s Edgeley Park, has now finished its home programme and ends their season against play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Friday (KO 1pm).

 


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