The Hatters youth team's pre-season fixtures have been confirmed, with a mixture of friendlies against fellow Under-18 sides from professional clubs and senior Non-League opposition giving the Town youngsters a tough lead into 2019-20.
The lads kick-off with a game against Central Beds College at The Brache training ground on Saturday 6th July, which will be open to the public.
They will then head to Southern League Division One Central side Kempston Rovers on Saturday 13th July, before welcoming Swindon Town U18s to The Brache for an 11.30am kick-off a week later.
A trip to south-east London follows quickly, on Tuesday 23rd July, before a tough encounter against a Premier League academy side on Saturday 27th July, when Southampton play host to the Hatters in a behind-closed-doors game at their Staplewood training ground.
They will finish off their pre-season by heading to Southern League Premier Central Division side Biggleswade Town to contest the Beds FA Premier Cup on Tuesday 30th July - 7.45pm kick-off at Langford Road - before their EFL Youth Alliance season is due to start on August 3rd.
Below is the youth team's pre-season schedule in full:
|Central Beds College (H)||Saturday 6th July||11am (The Brache)|
|Kempston Rovers (A)||Saturday 13th July||3pm (Hillgrounds)|
|Swindon Town (H)||Saturday 20th July||11.30am (The Brache)|
|Charlton Athletic (A)||Tuesday 23rd July||11am (Venue TBC)|
|Southampton (A)||Saturday 27th July||12.30pm (SFC Training Ground)|
|Biggleswade Town (A)||Tuesday 30th July||7.45pm (Langford Road - Beds FA Premier Cup)|