Championship side Derby County to visit Belper Town in early pre-season clash

Paul Clement will bring his new Derby County troops to Belper Town on July 10.
Paul Clement will bring his new Derby County troops to Belper Town on July 10.

Belper Town have confirmed that Championship side Derby County will visit the Marston’s Stadium on Friday, July 10.

The fixture will be the Nailers’ inaugural pre-season clash and will be the first chance to see the Rams since they appointed Paul Clement as new head coach.

Clement, formerly assistant manager at Spanish giants Real Madrid, took the iPro hotseat after previous incumbent Steve McClaren departed for Newcastle United.

The match forms part of a busy pre-season for Jimmy Albans’ side who will be looking to prepare themselves for the 2015/16 Evo-Stik First Division North campaign.

Following the visit of County, Belper’s next clash is at Borrowash Victoria on July 25.

Another high-profile game sees Town welcome Chesterfield on July 29.

Further clashes against AFC Mansfield, Mickleover Sports and Ilkeston complete the pre-season line-up.