Sheffield Wednesday preseason camp confirmed as Owls prepare to face Scottish giants Celtic

Sheffield Wednesday will get their preseason underway at the end of June.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 2:19 pm
Sheffield Wednesday will face Celtic in a preseason friendly. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Star reported earlier this week that the Owls were due to return to work in the final week of June as they begin preparations for League One with Darren Moore, with a trip to Wales and friendly against Celtic on the cards.

Those factors have now been confirmed by the club, who have announced that they will face the Scottish giants in July – their first meeting with them since a preseason friendly back in 1999.

A statement from the club released today read, “The Owls can confirm the first leg of our pre-season schedule ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

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“Wednesday will regroup following the summer recess and travel to a world class training facility in Wales on Monday 28 June.

“Darren Moore’s men will spend 10 days in Wales as preparations for the new season get underway.

“Our final day at the state-of-the-art complex will see the Owls face Scottish Premiership giants Celtic in a behind closed doors friendly.

“The game takes place on Wednesday 7 July, with kick-off at 3.00pm.

“The Owls faced the Bhoys in a 1993 pre-season fixture when Paul Warhurst scored for Trevor Francis’ side at Parkhead in a 1-1 draw.

“Further details of our pre-season itinerary will be confirmed in due course.”

Moore has stated that there will be new faces at the club on the back of a flood of exits following relegation to League One, however no names have been confirmed at this stage.