We are now able to confirm four more pre-season fixtures scheduled for this summer, including a trip overseas, as focus now turns towards the 2023/24 season.
Dave Challinor’s side will begin pre-season with a trip to San Pedro del Pinatar in Spain, where they will spend five days taking part in a warm-weather training camp at the start of July. Whilst over there, our first pre-season game will see us take on League One Lincoln City at the Pinatar Arena on Friday 7th July, with kick-off at 1pm local time (12pm BST).
The game is set to take place on pitch 2 at Pinatar Arena, which will be able to accommodate up to 300 supporters on the day. Information regarding entry fees will be announced at a later date.
Upon returning to England, we then once again travel to the J Davidson Stadium to take on National League side Altrincham – having beaten Phil Parkinson’s side 2-0 in pre-season last year. The game against the Robins will take place on Saturday 15th July, in a 3pm KO.
We then face another non-league side away from home, as we make the short journey to face Chester at the Deva Stadium. The Seals finished 3rd in the National League North last season, before missing out in the play-offs to Brackley Town, with the game to be played on Tuesday 18th July in a 7.45pm KO. It will be the first-team’s first trip back to the Deva Stadium since winning 6-0 there in 2019, en-route to winning the National League North title.
Our final three games of pre-season will see us take on Championship opposition at Edgeley Park. First up, Huddersfield Town will be the visitors to SK3 for a bumper pre-season matchup on Saturday 22nd July, 3pm KO. The game against The Terriers will be played over 120 minutes, consisting of two 60-minute halves, as preparations really start to ramp up ahead of opening day.
It’s an Edgeley Park double-header on the final weekend of pre-season, as we first take on another Championship club (opposition to be announced next week) on Friday 28th July, 7.30pm KO, before hosting Ryan Lowe’s Preston North End on Saturday 29th July, 3pm KO.
The game against Preston has been dedicated to celebrating the club’s 140th anniversary, with a family fun day planned featuring guest appearances from legendary players, and the launch of a limited edition, one-off kit which will be worn for the game. Click here for more information.
Ticket information for all of our pre-season fixtures will be announced in due course…
Confirmed Pre-Season fixtures 2023/24:
- Friday 7th July, 12pm BST KO – County Lincoln City – Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, Spain
- Saturday 15th July, 3pm KO – Altrincham v County – J Davidson Stadium
- Tuesday 18th July, 7.45pm KO – Chester v County – Deva Stadium
- Saturday 22nd July, 3pm KO – County v Huddersfield Town – Edgeley Park (2 x 60 minute halves)
- Friday 28th July, 7.30pm KO – Opposition TBC – Edgeley Park
- Saturday 29th July, 3pm KO – County v Preston North End – Edgeley Park