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IoM FA team v Leeds United match at the bowl next week

Fri, 24 Apr 2015


The Island's national football team will be pitted against former champions of England, Leeds United, next Wednesday.

The game is seen as a preparation match ahead of the World Island Games in Jersey in June and July of this year.

It marks the first professional club to visit the Island since 2006 - when Barnsley were brought over to play Peel FC.

Leeds United was once a dominating force in UK football. In the past decade, however, they've slipped into the lower leagues.

Leeds is expected to put out a mixed squad of first-team and under-21 players; it's hoped manager Neil Redfearn will also make the trip.

Nick Hurt will manage the Island's side, with former Premier League players Rick Holden and Jon Hallworth taking up coaching duties.

The match will kick off at 6.30pm at the Bowl next Wednesday.

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