Dog & Duck, Wellingborough NN8 2DP
Saturday 3rd August 2013
AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedford Town
With a week to go before the start of the UCL Premier Season, AFC Rushden & Diamonds will face Bedford Town in a preseason friendly on Saturday.
Although their results in preseason games may not indicate it, the Diamonds have made good use of this period to integrate their five new signings as well as trying out different formations and roles.
Admission prices for the Diamonds pre-season friendlies at the Dog & Duck are £4 adults and £2 Concessions.
Both Diamonds and Wellingborough Town volunteers have been working on various improvements to the Dog & Duck over the close season – for details see here.
Bedford Town play in the Southern League Premier Division, which is a Step 3 league two levels above the UCL Premier. They are undergoing a period of transition, with a new manager, Lee Bearman, at the helm.
They have had an impressive preseason campaign, with a midweek 4-2 win over Stevenage following a draw against a Peterborough XI and a creditable performance against a Stoke City U21 side.
Last season they finished in mid-table in their league. Ex-R&DFC youth team player Jerry Nash joined them from Luton Town in the summer.
For directions and parking information for the Dog & Duck see here.
Details of the full pre-season campaign are here. A summary of the players who are already signed on for the 2013-14 season is here. Individual player profiles for the 2013-14 Diamonds squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles to follow once the season proper begins.
The club has a number of specific areas for the 2013-14 season where additional support from volunteers will be welcomed – for details see here.
For details of the history of AFC Rushden & Diamonds see here.
A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details etc, along with club links including Twitter details and some general UCL links is here.
An overview of the fixtures in the forthcoming campaign for the various AFC Rushden & Diamonds teams can be found here.