French tests are up first

Coventry Telegraph - - FOOTBALL -

COVEN­TRY City will play French op­po­nents in the first of two pre-sea­son tour games at the Pi­natar Arena in Spain.

The Sky Blues will face Ligue 2 out­fit Va­len­ci­ennes, who fin­ished 14th in the sec­ond tier of French foot­ball last sea­son, on Tues­day, July 11, with a 7pm kick off.

Mark Robins’s side re­turn to the Arena – a pur­pose-built foot­ball cen­tre – three days later on Fri­day, July 14 against op­po­si­tion yet to be con­firmed.

City will fly out to the Ali­cante re­gion on Sun­day, July 9, fol­low­ing the open­ing pre-sea­son friendly at Sut­ton United, and re­turn to the UK on Satur­day, July 15.

Man­ager Mark Robins said: “It’s re­ally im­por­tant that we get ev­ery­body to­gether in a dif­fer­ent en­vi­ron­ment to pre­pare in­tensely for the sea­son ahead.

“It will be very com­pet­i­tive and a vi­tal part of our prepa­ra­tion.”

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