Stanley will take on Northwest Counties Premier Division side AFC Darwen in a pre-season friendly in July.

John Coleman will take a team the short distance down the M65 on Tuesday 14th July.

Kick off at the WEC Group Anchor Ground will be 7:45pm.

Darwen had a successful campaign last season, winning promotion and the Division One Cup.

The Reds have been regular visitors in recent seasons and will make the trip again as preparations continue for 2015/16