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13 July 2016

A City XI face Forest Green Rovers on Wednesday 13th July…


The Bluebirds' preparations for the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship campaign begin in earnest this Wednesday, as a City XI travel to The New Lawn to take on National League side Forest Green Rovers.



Cash and Card available at the main Ticket Office at Forest Green.

@ Free Of Charge Under 11s •   
@ £3.50 Under 16s •   
@ £5.50 16-21yrs •   
@ £10.00 Seniors 65+ •   
@ £12.00 Adults •   
Tickets for this match will be available on the gate or via Forest Green Rovers’ website (North Standing). Pricing on the gate is as follows:
City have already been put through their paces both in South Wales and in last week's training camp, as they look ahead to a busy pre-season schedule which includes an eight-day tour of Germany later this month.

HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH FGR



The Bluebirds have played against Forest Green Rovers to begin their pre-season preparations in three of the past four seasons.

From those matches, City have lost one, won one and drawn one, both scoring and conceding a total of five goals against the Gloucestershire-based side. Our first meeting in 2012 saw a 1-0 defeat for the Bluebirds, while in 2013, City scored four at The New Lawn to come away with a 4-3 victory.

LAST TIME OUT


Our most recent encounter with Rovers saw City held to a 1-1 draw at The New Lawn as part of an unbeaten pre-season ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.

Both sides fielded different teams for each half, with former Bluebird, Jon Parkin, wearing the armband for Rovers in the opening forty-five.

Joe Ralls and Craig Noone impressed early on, with Ralls seeing a long-distance effort tipped against the bar. Soon after, it was Noone who cut in from the right to pick out Joe Mason, who opened the scoring for City.

Mason was in the thick of it again as he was brought down in the box to earn the Bluebirds a penalty. Peter Whittingham stepped up, but sent his spot-kick wide of the left post, and City were then made to pay when Forest Green's Aaron O'Connor headed home a late equaliser.

FULL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
13/07/16 (7.45pm) – Forest Green Rovers (A)* NB. A Cardiff City XI will travel to this fixture.
16/07/16 (3pm) – Shrewsbury Town (A)
20/07/16 (7pm) – RW Ahlen (A)
23/07/16 (3.30pm & 4.45pm) – Osnabrück Tournament vs. FC St. Pauli and VfL Osnabrück (Stadion an der Bremer Brücke)
26/07/16 (7pm) – VfL Bochum (Netural Venue – Stadion am Schloss Strünkede, Herne)
28/07/16 (7.30pm) Exeter City (A)* NB. A Cardiff City XI will travel to this fixture.
30/07/16 (3pm) AFC Bournemouth (A)


*All games kick off at local times (BST +1)
Coverage of each pre-season friendly will be available on Cardiff City Player HD. Click here to subscribe to Cardiff City Player HD for 2016/17.

You can watch highlights of the Bluebirds' last meeting with Forest Green Rovers below…


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