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Dundee to host Manchester City in pre-season match

Edin Dzeko, left, and Christian Nade could battle it out at Dens in a pre-season friendly. Pictures: PA/SNS

Edin Dzeko, left, and Christian Nade could battle it out at Dens in a pre-season friendly. Pictures: PA/SNS

NEWLY-promoted Dundee are set to take on Manchester City in a pre-season friendly at Dens Park, it has been confirmed.

The exhibition match will take place on Sunday July 13, as part of Paul Hartley’s club’s preparations for the 2014/15 season.

Ferran Soriano, Chief Executive Officer of Manchester City said: “Manchester City is deeply proud of its historic ties with Scotland, having had many greats such as Willie Donachie, Paul Dickov and Colin Hendry wear the Club crest.

“The manager and players alike are extremely excited about visiting Dundee, to not only see our loyal fans, but also prepare for the new season against strong opposition who richly deserve their title as SPFL Champions.

“Dundee is a club steeped in history, so it’s sure to be a great game of football with a fantastic atmosphere for both sets of fans in Dens Park.”

And his Dundee counterpart Scot Gardiner said that the club were ‘thrilled’ with the fixture adding: “Paul [Hartley] and his team will face a fantastic test of football.

“I’m particularly pleased for our fans and indeed football fans across Scotland who will have a rare chance to see Manuel Pellegrini’s side of superstars up close and personal at Dens Park.”

Hartley added: “I look forward to matching our squad of players against Manchester City. To have such a challenge match against a team of the calibre of City at the beginning of next season shows exactly how big our club have been thinking recently.”

Information on tickets will be released in the next few days.

 

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