Burnley’s development squad today (Monday) set off for a week-long training camp as a key part of their pre-season schedule.
With Michael Duff still coaching with the first team and Andy Farrell on the road to recovery following a recent operation, Nicky Law and Jon Pepper are taking the under-23s to the Lilleshall National Sports and Conference Centre.
The Clarets will be staying at the Shropshire venue for five days and will play matches against Wolves and Walsall in behind-closed-doors games on the training ground during their trip.
“The U23s training camp this week will be the ideal opportunity for the group to come together both on and off the field,” said Academy Manager Pepper.
“We have two games scheduled which will help the players gain more minutes under their belt as they work towards gaining match fitness as the season approaches.”
Tuesday will see Burnley take on Walsall (1:00pm KO), before facing Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday with a mid-day kick-off.
Pepper added: “We have a number of off-the-field activities for the players including a trip to RAF Shawbury for some team-building activities and some social events in the evenings.
“As there are many new faces within the U23 Development Squad it will help gel the players together with a change of environment and the chance to socialise as a group together.”
Pepper and head of academy recruitment Law will have a near full-strength squad at their disposal, including midfielder Mace Goodridge who has figured as a substitute in the last two first-team friendlies.
The Clarets’ season in the U23 Development League starts over the weekend beginning 10 August.