Excitement is building on the eve of Burnley’s eagerly-anticipated return to European football, for the first time in over half a century.
The Clarets squad arrive in Aberdeen on Wednesday evening, 24 hours ahead of Thursday’s second round qualifier, first leg tie at Pittodrie.
Senior club officials and staff made the journey north earlier in the day to finalise preparations, which include the exchanging of commemorative gifts at an informal dinner attended by UEFA delegates in the city this evening.
Manager Sean Dyche and his players will then visit Pitttodrie on Thursday morning, to stretch their legs ahead of the 7.45pm kick off, when around 2,000 travelling fans will cheer the Clarets on.
Burnley fans, meanwhile, began arriving in Aberdeen on Wednesday and the club respectfully reminds supporters without tickets not to travel. The game will be screened at Turf Moor in the Fanzone, via a live feed from Pittodrie.
Burnley Football Club is also producing a commemorative programme for the second leg in a week’s time; the first European game at Turf Moor since 1967.
And included will be a pictorial feature, focusing on Clarets fans who have made their way to Aberdeen for the first leg.
Please send us your snaps from around the Granite City, or at the game itself, to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will feature them in next Thursday’s edition of ‘Turf’.
The winner of the tie will face Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in the third qualifying round.