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Five friendlies arranged for U23 pre-season programme

Dates organised for Scott Marshall’s side

21 May 2018

Five pre-season friendly fixtures have been arranged for our Under-23 side as they build their preparations for the 2018/19 campaign.

Three of the fixtures are set to take place behind closed doors at our Hogwood Park training ground, while the other two will see our boys make journeys either direction along the M4.

The fixture programme is as follows…

Bath City FC (A)
Saturday 7th July, 3pm
Twerton Park

Wealdstone (H)
Tuesday 10th July, 6pm
Hogwood Park (behind closed doors)

Slough Town (A)
Saturday 14th July, 3pm
Arbour Park

Cheltenham Town (H)
Tuesday 17th July, 1pm
Hogwood Park (behind closed doors)

Swansea City U23 (H)
Saturday 4th August, 2pm
Hogwood Park (behind closed doors)

Scott Marshall’s side narrowly missed out on promotion to the U23 top tier last season, as they were defeated in the Premier League 2 Division 2 play-off semi-final last season – Aston Villa snatched a late, late winner to take a 4-3 victory at Villa Park.

But there was a wider success from the Under-23s squad last season – six of the group stepped up and became debutants in the first team!  And the spine of the U23 squad was younger than ever before – plenty of Under-18s were regularly playing above their age-group and proving to be difference-makers for that group.

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