Teams: Derby County, Burton Albion
Derby County have been lined up to play Austrian second division side FC Gratkorn as part of their four-day pre-season tour of the country.
The Rams will play their first pre-season friendly under new manager Billy Davies on Wednesday, July 12, although the venue and kick-off time are still to be confirmed.
Derby will be one of three Championship sides playing Gratkorn in the same week, with both Stoke City and Plymouth Argyle also agreeing fixtures.
Last season, Gratkorn, managed by Josef Schenkirsch, finished fifth in Bundesliga 2, the Austrian equivalent of the Championship, 14 points behind eventual winners Cashpoint SCR Altach.
Derby will fly out to the nearby Austrian city of Graz on Sunday, July 9 and return to the UK the following Thursday, two days before they play Milton Keynes Dons at the National Hockey Stadium.
"The main purpose of any pre-season game, including the one against Gratkorn, is building up the players' fitness levels," said Davies.
"The quality of opposition doesn't really matter in pre-season friendlies, it's all about getting players ready for when the real business begins on August 5."
A number of fans had opposed the friendly against MK Dons because of the way the League Two club was formed back in 2004 but Rams managing director Mike Horton has said the fixture would go ahead.
Davies returns to Moor Farm today after a two-week break and will be sitting down to talk with the existing backroom staff for the first time since arriving from Preston North End earlier this month.
The Derby players return for pre-season training on Wednesday.
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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