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Academy pre-season fixtures

Posted: Thu 14 Jun 2012
Terry McPhillips

Under 18s coach Terry McPhillips

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The finishing touches are being applied to the Academy's pre-season preparations with eight confirmed matches taking place over the summer period.

The under 18s return to training on Monday July 2nd and will spend over a fortnight being put through their paces before they take on Wigan Athletic at Brockhall on Friday July 20th, kick-off 10.30am.

Terry McPhillips' side famously reached the final of the FA Youth Cup last season, and their next match sees them travel to Essex to face the side they defeated 8-0 in the third round - Thurrock FC. The game against the non-league side takes place on Monday 23rd July, kick-off 7.45pm.

The end of the week sees the lads return to the north west with a home match against Hartlepool United on Saturday 28th at midday and they end the month with a home game against Portuguese side Academica on Tuesday July 31st.

On Saturday August 4th Rovers play Carlisle United at Brockhall, kick-off 11.30am before they make the short journey to Preston North End for a match on Tuesday 7th August at 11am.

The Academy are back on their travels when they face Coventry City with an 11.30 kick-off on Saturday 11th August, before they end their pre-season preparations with a game against the Nike Academy at Brockhall on Tuesday 14th August at 1.30pm.

The Academy League season gets underway the following Saturday August 18th.