Blues Under-23s link-up with Leamington

Blues Under-23s will play some of their PDL games at Leamington
Blues Under-23s will play some of their PDL games at Leamington

Blues Under-23s will use Leamington's ground as the Club's alternative venue for the 2019/20 season.

Nine PDL fixtures will be played at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium, Harbury Lane.

Blues agreement with Solihull Moors came to an end last season and the National League side decided they did not want to continue with the arrangement in the interests of pitch protection.

So Blues have joined forces with National League North side Leamington, who today took goalkeeper Jake Weaver on a Season Loan.

Blues will play five PDL fixtures at the St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium - beginning with a clash against groundshare tenants Coventry City Under-23s on Friday, 13 September (1.30pm).

Other fixtures for Xavi Calm's side will be held at the Trillion Trophy Training Centre, Wast Hills.

Blues, who finished PDL North runners-up and lost the National Play-Off Final on penalties to Leeds United Under-23s last season, have their first league match at Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park on Monday, 12 August (1pm).

They open at home to Charlton Athletic at Leamington on Friday, 16 August (2pm).

Blues Under-23s full PDL fixture list is as follows (all fixtures subject to change):

12 Crystal Palace (a), Selhurst Park, 1pm
16 Charlton Athletic (h), Leamington, 2pm
26 Cardiff City (a), Cardiff City Stadium, 7pm
30 Ipswich Town (h), Wast Hills, 1.30pm
9 Bristol City (a), Ashton Gate, 1pm
13 Coventry City (h), St. Andrew's, 1.30pm
23 Sheffield United (h), St. Andrew's, 1.30pm
30 Wigan Athletic (a), Christopher Park Training Ground, 2pm
11 Barnsley (a), Oakwell Training Ground, 2pm
18 Leeds United (h), Leamington, 1.30pm
1 Bolton Wanderers (h), Leamington, 1.30pm
18 Crewe Alexandra (a), Alexandra Park, 1pm
22 Hull City (h), Leamington, 1.30pm
29 Sheffield Wednesday (a), Hillsborough, 1pm
6 Nottingham Forest (a), Impact Arena, 7pm
13 Burnley (h), Leamington, 1.30pm
6 Sheffield United (a), Proact Stadium, 7pm
10 Wigan Athletic (h), Leamington, 1.30pm
20 Leeds United (a), Thorp Arch, 12 noon
24 Barnsley (h), Leamington, 1.30pm
31 Nottingham Forest (h), Leamington, 1.30pm
10 Burnley (a), Turf Moor, 2pm
24 Bolton Wanderers (a), Lancashire FC, 7pm
2 Crewe Alexandra (h), St. Andrew's, 1.30pm
6 Hull City (a), East Riding County FA, 7pm
13 Sheffield Wednesday (h), Wast Hills, 1.30pm
20 Millwall (h), Leamington, 1.30pm
6 Watford (h), St. Andrew's, 1.30pm
17 QPR (a), Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, 2pm
27 Colchester United (h), St. Andrew's, 1.30pm