Brighton announce pre-season schedule

BRIGHTON & Hove Albion’s pre-season campaign will include matches against League One, SPL and top-flight European opponents, as Chris Hughton prepares his side for the 2015-16 season.

Inigo Calderon. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst
Inigo Calderon. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst

The club’s pre-season campaign will kick off with a training camp in the French Alps from July 5, before a friendly in Geneva, which is likely to take place on July 11, with opponents still to be confirmed.

Fans are advised that the squad will be based at a private training facility, located in the Alps, and that the club is unable to host open training sessions.

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Supporters wishing to travel for the game on the Saturday, are advised to opt for accommodation and travel to and from Geneva.

The squad will return to the UK after the match and face a trip to Lewes the following Saturday, followed by a match at League Two Crawley on the Wednesday evening.

Albion travel north of the border for a friendly against SPL side Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday, July 26, followed by the familiar trip for Albion fans to Gillingham the following Wednesday.

The final friendly will be against top-flight European opponents at the Amex on the afternoon of Sunday, August 2 – while one additional fixture may be added, although it is likely to be behind-closed-doors.

Pre-season schedule: July 5-11, training camp; July 11, friendly TBC in Geneva; July 18, Lewes (a, 3pm); July 22, Crawley Town (a, 7.45pm); July 26, Aberdeen (a, 3pm); July 29, Gillingham (a, 7.45pm); August 2, TBC (H, 3pm).