Stoke Visit For Home Friendly

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Wanderers will play Stoke City in a home friendly as part of their build-up to the 2024/25 season.

Ian Evatt’s men will face the Championship side – which finished 17th in the table after an impressive end to last season under former Plymouth boss Steven Schumacher – at the Toughsheet Community Stadium on Tuesday, 30th July (KO 7.30pm).

Wanderers will then complete a Potteries double-header when they go to League Two outfit Port Vale on Saturday, 3rd August (KO 3pm) to complete their public preparations for the new EFL season.

The Whites are currently planning seven warm-up games ahead of their League One campaign, which is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, 10th August.

The itinerary will include one further home fixture ahead of the visit of Stoke, with details of the full pre-season schedule to be announced when complete. Ticket details for all matches will also follow in due course.

Evatt’s squad will again start its pre-season build-up with a week-long training camp in Portugal after reporting back for duty towards the end of June.

The Whites will then taper their preparations across a highly competitive pre-season programme, largely against higher-ranked opposition, before kicking off their league campaign on the second weekend of August.

The 2024/25 EFL fixtures will be announced at 9am on Wednesday, 26th June.

Confirmed pre-season fixtures (more to follow):

Stoke City (H) – Tuesday, 30th July (KO 7.30pm)

Port Vale (A) – Saturday, 3rd August (3pm)

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