NIGEL Clough feels Burton Albion's pre-season schedule will be the right kind of test for his squad ahead of the 2019/20 season.
Though the 2018/19 campaign is yet to officially close, The Brewers have so far confirmed five away pre-season friendlies with one home fixture.
Matlock Town will be our first test at the Proctor Cars Stadium on July 13, followed by the visit of Premier League side Sheffield United to the Pirelli Stadium just a few days later on July 16.
Trips to Solihull Moors (July 23) and Chesterfield (July 27) follow, as well as games against Mickleover Sports (July 24) and Nuneaton Borough (July 29) in which a Burton Albion XI will compete.
The Chesterfield fixture falls a week before the scheduled start of the Sky Bet League One season, and Clough feels the schedule will set Albion up nicely for the new season.
📅 Mark the dates in your diary, #Brewers - we can confirm our away pre-season friendlies ahead of 2019/20!— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) May 16, 2019
We will take on @Matlock_TownFC, @SolihullMoors, @ChesterfieldFC, @MickleoverSFC and @NuneatonBoroFC this summer!
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📅 We can confirm our first home pre-season friendly for the 2019 summer period - we will take on newly-promoted @SUFC_tweets on July 16 (7.45pm kick-off) at the @PirelliStadium.— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) May 17, 2019
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