Padiham continue preparations as Rovers come to Arbories

Padiham striker Ben Allen is expected to be out for six weeks with an injury picked up in pre-season
Padiham striker Ben Allen is expected to be out for six weeks with an injury picked up in pre-season

Padiham have added Blackburn Rovers to their preseason warm up matches, with the Storks taking on Eric Kinder’s Under 21 Development team at the Arbories tomorrow at 3 p.m.

This will mean two games taking place on the Arbories pitch as Burnley’s Under 18s take on Blackpool in the Youth Alliance League earlier on in the day, in a fixture which kicks-off at 11 a.m.

Admission to Padiham’s game against Blackburn is £5 for adults and £2 for concessions.

The same admission charges will be in place for Padiham’s game against Burnley’s development team, which takes place on Tuesday at the Arbories, with this game kicking off at 7 p.m.

These will be the Storks’ last warm up games before starting their Evo-Stik First Division North fixtures on Saturday, August 16th at home to Spennymoor Town, kick-off 3 p.m. at the Arbories.

Padiham then travel to face Kendal Town on Tuesday, August 19th, before a trip to Farsley FC on Saturday the 23rd. August concludes with a home game with Mossley on Monday the 25th, before the FA Cup preliminary round tie at home to Shildon or Crook Town on Saturday the 30th.

Meanwhile, Padiham will be without striker Ben Allen for the start of the season after picking up an injury in preseason which will sideline him for at least six weeks.