Wolves’ home pre-season friendly ahead of the start of the 2013/14 Sky Bet Championships season will see top-flight Spanish outfit Celta Vigo visit Molineux on Saturday, August 2nd (3pm).
Celta Vigo finished in ninth position in La Liga, enjoying a strong finish to the season which included a 2-0 victory over Real Madrid on the penultimate weekend to end the title hopes of Carlo Ancelotti’s Champions League winners.
And a sign of their ability was seen recently with the news that manager Luis Enrique was to leave to join Barcelona.
Wolves have enjoyed several competitive pre-season friendlies against Spanish opposition in recent years which are viewed as ideal preparation for the start of league action the following weekend.
In 2009 Wolves were beaten 2-0 by Real Valladolid, and the following season they beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 and then Real Zaragoza 2-0 in 2011.
Last summer saw Kenny Jackett’s first game at Molineux finish in an entertaining 3-2 defeat at the hands of Real Betis.
Ticket information for the friendly will be announced when finalised with tickets going on sale on Monday, July 14th.
The Billy Wright and Stan Cullis Stands will be open for the fixture.
The completed pre-season programme for the first team is as follows:
Friday, July 11: 7.45pm: (a) Cheltenham Town
Monday, July 14: 8pm: (a) Shamrock Rovers
Wednesday, July 16: 7.45pm): (a) Bohemians
Tuesday, July 22: 7.45pm: (a) Peterborough
Saturday, July 26: 3pm: (a) Crewe
Tuesday, July 29: 7.45: (a) Oxford
Saturday, August 2: 3pm: (H) CELTA VIGO