Fleetwood Town announce Highbury friendly with Leeds United

Premier League side Leeds United have been confirmed as Fleetwood Town’s fifth pre-season opponents as Simon Grayson’s players prepare for the new League One campaign.

By Gavin Browne
Friday, 18th June 2021, 2:08 pm
Updated Friday, 18th June 2021, 2:10 pm

Town will face Marcelo Bielsa’s side at Highbury on Friday, July 30 (7pm) when the Yorkshire club returns to Fleetwood for the first time in five years.

Their last meeting came in August 2016 when Leeds were penalty shootout winners in a League Cup tie.

There are plenty of links between the two clubs, most notably Grayson who both played and managed at Elland Road.

Fleetwood Town head coach Simon Grayson and his players will meet Leeds United in pre-season Picture: Stephen Buckley/PRiME Media Images Limited

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Alex Cairns also has links with Leeds, having come through their academy and featuring once for the senior team.

For good measure, Town also brought in Max McMillan and Connor Teale, from the Leeds junior set-up earlier in the year.

Town’s pre-season is scheduled to get underway on Saturday, July 10 with a trip to Radcliffe (3pm).

They will then host Port Vale at Poolfoot Farm on July 13 (1pm) before heading to Rochdale the following Saturday (3pm).

The other arranged friendly so far comes a day after the match with Leeds when Grayson’s players make the trip to Chester (3pm).

All of the friendly matches will follow government guidelines in terms of fans’ attendance.

Future fixture announcements will be released in due course.

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