Burnley head to Prenton Park for re-arranged pre-season friendly!
The Clarets will play at Tranmere Rovers on Saturday as the next step in their pre-season programme.
The game at Prenton Park will be staged behind closed doors with a 1 p.m. kick-off.
Burnley were due to go to Nottingham Forest but the fixture at the City Ground was called off due to a small number of positive Covid-19 cases in the Forest Camp.
Sean Dyche’s men will therefore face League Two outfit Tranmere, who had originally been pencilled into play the Clarets’ Under-23s.
But with Rovers – again under the management of former Clarets’ midfielder Micky Mellon – just a week away from the start of their EFL campaign, they are likely to provide Burnley with a highly competitive work-out at short notice.
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“It’s unfortunate to have lost the game at Forest, but we fully understand their situation,” said Dyche.
“We’re grateful to Tranmere for making the switch to play us at first-team level and we’re looking forward to another good game as part of our build-up to the new season.”
The Clarets have won their two public pre-season work-outs so far as they followed up a 2-0 win at Oldham with a 1-0 victory at Blackpool on Tuesday night.
Dyche’s squad has a further behind-closed-doors fixture pencilled in and will then complete their pre-season programme against La Liga side Cadiz in front of the fans at Turf Moor on Saturday, August 7th.