NANTWICH TOWN have agreed a deal that will see Stoke City’s Under-21 side play at the Weaver Stadium.
The Potters’ youngsters will take part in the inaugural season of the Under-21 Premier League, a division developed to bridge the gap between academies and first-team squads.
Dabbers chairman Jon Gold commented: “It’s a terrific honour that Stoke City have chosen the Weaver Stadium to host their U-21 Premier League games and we’re delighted to welcome them.
Director of Youth at Stoke, Terry Robinson, added: “We are looking forward to using the Weaver Stadium as our base for the new U-21 League.
“The facilities and pitch at Nantwich Town are excellent and I’m sure it will prove to be the ideal venue for what is bound to be an exciting new league.
“It’s in the Stoke catchment area and we’re wanting to give fans in Nantwich and district the chance to come along and watch a Stoke City team free of charge.”
All 12 of the U-21 games at the Weaver Stadium, which begin with Stoke v Manchester United on Saturday, August 18, will be free to supporters.