Norwich City reveal Italian trip as part of pre-season plans

Neil Adams will take his Norwich City side to Italy for three matches as part of their pre-season pl

Neil Adams will take his Norwich City side to Italy for three matches as part of their pre-season plans. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Archant copyright 2012

Norwich City will gear up for their Championship campaign with a pre-season trip to Italy which includes a game against Serie A outfit Sampdoria.

Neil Adams' squad will open their summer schedule with a game at non league neighbours Dereham Town on July 12 after a five day training camp at the FA's National Football Centre at St George's Park.

A City XI will then travel to Skrill Conference Premier Braintree Town three days after the game at Aldiss Park on Tuesday July 15 before the squad fly to Turin on Friday July 18.

The Canaries will then take on Serie B side Novara (July 20) and Sampdoria (July 23) during a nine-day training camp in Italy from July 18 to July 26. The game against Sampdoria is due to take place at the Chatillon/Saint Vincent training venue. The mini-trip will conclude with a game against opponents yet to be named on July 25.

The Canaries will wrap up their pre-season plans at Carrow Road against French club OGC Nice on Monday July 28 and La Liga team Celta Vigo on Friday August 1, with the Championship season set to begin on Saturday August 9.

Tickets for the two home friendlies against OGC Nice and Celta Vigo will be available on general sale from 10am on Tuesday, June 17. Tickets for each game are priced at £15 for adults, £10 over-65s, £5 under-17s and £1 for under-12s. The upper tiers at Carrow Road will not be open for these matches.

For further ticket information contact the club's usual outlets.

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Norwich City's Championship fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 18 (9am).

• Full details on ticket prices and access to the Italian matches, including confirmation of the venues, will be announced in due course.

• Pre-season schedule:

July 2-6 - training at St George's Park (no public access)

July 12 - Dereham Town (3pm, Aldiss Park)

July 15 - Braintree Town (7.45pm, Amlin Stadium)

July 20 - v Novara (Kick-off TBC, Stadio Comunale Silvio Piola)

July 23 - v Sampdoria (Kick-off TBC, Chatillon/Saint Vincent – training venue)

July 25 - v TBC

July 28 - v OGC Nice (7.45pm, Carrow Road)

August 1 - v Celta Vigo (7.45pm, Carrow Road)