Cobblers to kick off pre-season campaign at Sileby Rangers

The Cobblers have confirmed their pre-season friendly programme, and will kick off their preparations for the Sky Bet League One season at Sileby Rangers.

Friday, 27th May 2016, 11:17 am
Updated Friday, 27th May 2016, 12:23 pm
RANGERS RETURN - Cobblers skipper Marc Richards in action during the pre-season friendly at Sileby last year

The now traditional pre-season curtain-raiser against the United Counties League Premier Division side will take place at Fernie Fields in Moulton on Saturday, July 9, with a 2pm kick-off.

It is the first of six pre-season friendlies that have been planned in for the Cobblers first team, with four on the road and two at Sixfields.

After the pipe opener against Sileby, the Cobblers then travel to Nuneaton Town, who are managed by former Cobblers boss Kevin Wilson, on Tuesday, July 12.

The following Saturday (July 19) Rob Page will take his team to Evo-Stik North side Brackley Town, who are managed by ex-Cobblers striker Kevin Wilkin, before the team play their first home game.

Championship side Queens Park Rangers are the visitors to Sixfields on Tuesday, July 19 (7.30pm), before another second tier club, Wolverhampton Wanderers, come to town a week later on Tuesday, July 26 (7.30pm).

The pre-season campaign will then be wrapped up with a trip to National League side Eastleigh on Saturday, July 30 (3pm).

Cobblers pre-season schedule 2016:

Sat, July 9: Sileby Rangers (A, 2pm)

Tue, July 12: Nuneaton Town (A,7.30pm)

Sat, July 16: Brackley Town (A, 3pm)

Tue, July 19: QPR (H, 7.30pm)

Tue, July 26: Wolves (H,7.30pm)

Sat, July 30: Eastleigh (A, 3pm)