Burnley confirm opening friendlies

Alex MacDonald scores the second goal against Bury in this seasons friendly
Alex MacDonald scores the second goal against Bury in this seasons friendly

The Clarets can confirm their first three pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2012/13 campaign.

Eddie Howe’s side will again start their public preparations with a trip to Moss Lane to face Conference North side Altrincham on Saturday, 21 July (kick-off 3pm).

Burnley then go to Bury to take on the Shakers at Gigg Lane on Tuesday, 24 July (kick-off 7.45pm).

And the Clarets also face a local derby away to John Coleman’s Rochdale on Tuesday, 7 August (kick-off 7.30pm).

Details of further friendlies and the Clarets’ pre-season trip to the South West will be released in due course.