The Corby Town official website is reporting that Corby along with three other clubs – Leeds United, Newcastle United and PSV – will compete for the Steel Park Cup on the weekend of Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th.
Newcastle have agreed to send a side to compete in that tournament on that weekend, two weeks before the Championship season kicks off.
The two men running Newcastle – Lee Charnley and Rafa Benitez
This is what was put on the Corby web-site today:
“Supporters will enjoy two matches on both Saturday and Sunday, with one ticket giving access to both matches on a selected day for just £15.
“A discounted weekend ticket is also available for just £25 to witness the entire tournament.
“Corby Town FC 2016/17 season ticket holders will gain free entry on both days.
“The reigning champions PSV Eindhoven XI will face Leeds United XI in the opening match of the tournament at 12pm on the Saturday, with Corby Town hosting Newcastle United XI at 3.30pm.”
“On 24th July Newcastle will face PSV at 12pm before Corby Town and Leeds bring the tournament to a close at 3.30pm.”
Corby Town manager Tommy Wright said this:
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome these three fantastic clubs to Corby for the second annual Steel Park Cup.
“We are looking forward to hosting the tournament, which will offer our supporters the chance to see some top sides at Steel Park before the start of the new season.”
“It will of course also provide a very competitive level of preparation for all the teams involved ahead of the new season.”
Lee Charnley is busy working on the full pre-season schedule for the club and we would expect that to be announced before the end of this week.