Leeds have revealed they will play two Yorkshire neighbours ahead of their pre-season tour of Australia.

They have announced that York City and Guisely are part of their summer campaign , with the two games to be played before the clubs trip to Oz in mid-July.

The ties will be played at Bootham Crescent in York on Wednesday 10th July at 7pm and at Nethermoor, Guisely, on Thursday 11th July in a 7:45 kick off.

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Friendlies against close neighbours is a common occurrence for Leeds United, but, Australia certainly is not.

The club are due to embark on a very eagerly anticipated game against Manchester United on Wednesdasy 17th July at the Optus Staduim, Perth at 7pm local time before moving on to play Western Sydney Warriors at the Bankwest Stadium on Saturday 20th July (K.O TBC).

Leeds United Manager Marcelo Bielsa ahead of the Pre-Season Friendly match between Southend United and Leeds United at Roots Hall, Southend, England on 22 July 2018. Picture by Stephen Wright.

Following these four fixtures, Leeds are due to play their final pre-season fixture on Saturday 27th July but both the venue and the opponent is still to be confirmed by the club.

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Bielsa’s squad return top Thorp Arch on Monday to commence the dreaded pre-season programme, ready to step up their preparations for the new season.

Before that the fixtures for the new EFL season are to be revealed on Thursday morning.

There will be some notable fixtures to look out for, with a rekindled rivalry against Huddersfield Town and a freshly revitalised rivalry sparked up with Derby County just two of them.


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