Leeds game is all-ticket

Leeds United - here on July 30.
Leeds United - here on July 30.

Glenavon received a boost ahead of their Europa League tie in Iceland this week with the news Leeds United confirmed their visit to Lurgan later this month.

A date had been discussed with the club a few weeks ago but it was only finalised at the weekend and the Lurgan Blues can now begin plans for the game on Wednesday, July 30 with a 7.45pm start.

“The friendly, agreed within the Robbie McDaid transfer deal, will be part of our club’s 125th year celebrations,” said club chairman Adrian Teer.

“The game will be all-ticket and prices and other arrangements will be announced within the next few days. This will be Leeds United’s only fixture in Ireland and under the terms of Robbie’s transfer supporters should note the Leeds squad for the game will include at least ten members of their first team squad.”

The match will be a financial boost for Glenavon with a huge number of fans expected to attend. Leeds began their pre-season preparations by flying out to northern Italy for a two-week training camp on Monday.

Glenavon played their second pre-season game at the weekend, beating Knockbreda 4-0 thanks to goals from Kris Lindsay, Guy Bates, Andrew Hoey and Kevin Braniff.

The squad fly out to Iceland on Tuesday to begin their preparations for the first leg clash against FH Hafnarfjörður.

The return leg is on July 10 at Mourneview Park.