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Clarets Step Up Pre-Season Plans

Four North-West trips in place and two Turf Moor dates to follow

29 May 2019

The Clarets have lined up four pre-season friendlies against North-West opposition as part of their preparations for the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Sean Dyche’s side will visit teams from League Two to Championship level as they gear up for the start of their fourth successive top-flight campaign over the weekend beginning Saturday, 10 August.

Burnley will also play two warm-up fixtures at Turf Moor, with details to be confirmed.

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Joey Barton made 58 appearances for the Clarets across two spells. Burnley will visit Fleetwood for the first time since pre-season 2015/16.

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The Clarets start their public preparations in the Potteries, with Dyche splitting his senior squad for games at Crewe Alexandra and Port Vale on Saturday, 20 July (KO 3pm).

The following Tuesday, the Clarets face Burnley old boy Joey Barton and his League One Fleetwood Town side at the Highbury Stadium (KO 7.45pm).

And there is another re-union pencilled in for Saturday, 27 July with a trip to face Championship side Wigan Athletic (KO 3pm), managed by ex-Clarets’ midfielder Paul Cook, at the DW Stadium.

Beforehand, the Clarets will attend a training camp in Portugal in early July but will not play any games while working in the Algarve.

Pre-season fixtures:

Saturday 20th July – Crewe Alexandra and Port Vale (a) KO 3pm
Tuesday 23rd July – Fleetwood Town (a) KO 7.45pm
Saturday 27th July – Wigan Athletic (a) KO 3pm

Two home fixtures to be confirmed.

Ticket details and admission prices will be announced in due course.

The 2019/20 Premier League fixtures are schedule to be released on Thursday, 13 June.


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