FRICKLEY Athletic will welcome Barnsley to the Tech5 Stadium for a pre-season friendly this summer.
The npower Championship club has agreed to send a mixed first team and Academy line-up for the fixture on Wednesday, July 20 (kick-off 3pm).
The clash will be the highlight of the Blues’ friendly matches over the close season as they prepare for the 2011-12 Evo-Stik Premier Division campaign.
The Blues will kick-off their pre-season by hosting Scarborough Athletic on Tuesday, July 12 (kick-off 7.45pm) before travelling to face Hall Road Rangers, and former boss Billy Heath, on Saturday, July 16 (kick-off 3pm).
Peter Rinkcavage will then take his side to Gainsborough Trinity on Tuesday, July 19 (kick-off 7.45pm) before facing the Reds and then making the trip to Staveley on Saturday, July 23 (kick-off 3pm).
The Blues wrap-up preparations with a visit to AFC Emley on Wednesday, July 27 (kick-off 7.45pm) and Wakefield FC on Saturday, August 6 (kick-off 3pm).
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