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Saints reveal pre-season plans
9:20am Friday 8th June 2012 in Saints News
SAINTS have confirmed their pre-season schedule, with a home friendly against Ajax highlighting the announcement.
They will host Championship outfit Wolves on Saturday, August 4 (3pm), before visiting another second tier outfit, Bristol City, on Tuesday, August 7 (7.45pm).
Italian side Udinese will then come to Southampton, on Saturday, August 11 (midday), for a glamorous-looking friendly. Udinese finished third in Serie A last season, which was enough to qualify them for the Champions League.
Saints will also play two friendlies in France during a seven-day overseas training camp.
They will play on either Wednesday, July 18, or Thursday July 19, against yet-to-be-confirmed opposition.
Saints will then face Ligue 1 team Évian Thonon Gaillard, at the Stade Joseph-Moynat, on Saturday, July 21 (7pm local).
Saints will be based in Évian-les-Bains, on the shore of Lake Geneva, close to the French-Swiss border, for their training camp.
The club had previously confirmed the Markus Liebherr Memorial Tournament will take place on Saturday, July 14, featuring Arsenal and Rangers.
Saints' 2012 pre-season schedule:
Saturday, July 14: Markus Liebherr Memorial Tournament (St Mary's).
Wednesday, July 18/Thursday, July 19: Unconfirmed opposition.
Saturday, July 21: Évian Thonon Gaillard (Stade Joseph-Moynat).
Saturday, July 28: Ajax (St Mary's).
Saturday, August 4: Wolves (St Mary's).
Tuesday, August 7: Bristol City (Ashton Gate).
Saturday, August 11: Udinese (St Mary's).