Cobblers announce pre-season clash with Sky Bet Championship side Norwich City

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Sky Bet Championship side Norwich City are coming to Sixfields for a pre-season friendly next month.

It has been announced the Cobblers will host the Canaries on Saturday, July 13, with a 3pm kick-off.

The match is set to be the first in charge for new Norwich boss Johannes Hoff Thorup, who took over the club following the sacking of David Wagner in May.

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Wagner was dismissed the day after the Canaries had lost the second leg of their promotion play-off semi-final at Leeds United 4-0.

Norwich City were beaten 4-0 in their play-off semi-final second leg at Leeds United in MayNorwich City were beaten 4-0 in their play-off semi-final second leg at Leeds United in May
Norwich City were beaten 4-0 in their play-off semi-final second leg at Leeds United in May

Thorup had previously been in charge at Danish Superliga club Nordsjælland.

The last time the Cobblers played Norwich in a competitive fixture was back in 2005 when Town travelled to Carrow Road and lost 2-0 in a Carling Cup clash.

The most recent meeting at Sixfields was also a Carling Cup encounter in August, 2003, when a Josh Low goal sealed a 1-0 win for Martin Wilkinson's side.

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A Cobblers statement announcing the fixture, read: "Northampton Town will welcome Championship play off semi finalists Norwich City to Sixfields for a pre-season fixture.

"The game will take place at Sixfields on Saturday, July 13, with a 3.00pm kick off.

"Tickets are available now from the ticket office and ntfcdirect.co.uk."

The Cobblers' pre-season schedule is now beginning to take shape.

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After the clash with the Canaries, the squad will head off to Alicante in Spain for a training camp from July 21-25.

They then make the short trip to Brackley Town on Saturday, July 27, before going to league two side Cheltenham Town on Saturday, August 3.

More fixtures are expected to be announced.

Cobblers v Norwich City ticket prices: 2024/25 season ticket holders: Adults £16; Aged 65+ £14; Under 18 £7; Under 7 £2Non-season ticket holders: Adults £18; Aged 65+ £16; Under 18 £8; Under 7 £2

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