Vfl Bochum Friendly Added

VFL Bochum

GERMAN Bundesliga 2 side Vfl Bochum have been added to the Potters’ pre-season training camp programme in Northern Germany next month.

As well as taking on SV Meppen and recently relegated Budesliga side Hamburg in a mini-tournament on Saturday, July 21 at Meppen’s Hänsch-Arena, the Potters will face Bochum three days earlier at a venue to be confirmed.

That brings to five the number of pre-season games City have finalised, with a game against Wolves at the bet365 Stadium on Wednesday, July 25 followed by a return to Germany to face St Pauli at the Millerntor-Stadion on Saturday, July 28.

The first three games in Germany will be part of a six-day training camp with Gary Rowett and his squad based in Herzlake in Lower Saxony.

2018/19 Pre-Season:

June 27: Players report back for training
July 16: Depart for Herzlake
July 18: VFL Bochum v Stoke City – venue to be confirmed
July 21: SV Meppen v Stoke City / Hamburg v Stoke City - Hänsch-Arena
July 22: Return from Herzlake
July 25: Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers – bet365 Stadium
July 28: St. Pauli v Stoke City - Millerntor-Stadion

Further pre-season details, including additional fixtures, will be announced here on in due course.