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Bamber Bridge Date For U23s

Sir Tom Finney Stadium to host Clarets in PL Cup tie against Liverpool

24 January 2019

The Clarets are to play their next home fixture in the U23 Premier League Cup at Bamber Bridge Football Club.

Steve Stone will take his side to the Sir Tom Finney Stadium to face Liverpool on Friday, 8 February (kick-off 2pm).

The Clarets have again played many of their Professional Development League games at Curzon Ashton’s Tameside Stadium this season, along with a number at the Barnfield Training Centre and at Turf Moor.

Last season, the U23s also played one of their PL Cup fixtures at Stockport County’s Edgeley Park and are hitting the road again to stage a home game in a first link-up at this level with Bamber Bridge, who play in the Evo Stik Premier League.

Legends' teams from Burnley and Swansea City played at Bamber Bridge in a find-raising game for former midfielder Lennie Johnrose

Alan Grant, Bamber Bridge’s Managing Director, said: “Ever since we hosted the Lennie Johnrose charity match last November, we have started an excellent relationship with Burnley Football Club and we are absolutely delighted to be hosting the Under-23s.”

The visit of Liverpool will have plenty riding on it as the Clarets look to keep their qualification hopes alive in Group C of the competition.

A 4-2 home win over group leaders Bournemouth in their last game has given Stone’s side five points from three games – level with West Bromwich Albion, who are second on goal difference.

The Baggies’ 1-1 draw at Liverpool last Sunday means the winless Reds prop up the table and keeps the door open for the Clarets – who end their group campaign with the visit of West Brom to Curzon Ashton on Monday, 25 February – to try and chase a top-two finish and a place in the knock-out rounds.

The fixture at Bamber Bridge, near Preston, will be open to supporters, with free entry for Burnley and Liverpool season-ticket holders and general admission priced at £4 adults and £2 for over-65s and under-18s.

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