TESTS against three Football League teams and the return of former manager Paul Carden to Cantilever Park headline Warrington Town’s pre-season schedule.

The club have confirmed they will play nine friendly matches before the 2022-23 Northern Premier League Premier Division campaign gets underway on Saturday, August 13.

League Two side Tranmere Rovers (July 9) and League One outfit Bolton Wanderers (August 2) will both visit Cantilever Park while Yellows will also host the under 23s team of Championship side Blackpool (July 20).

Ex-Town boss Carden will also bring his AFC Telford United side to his former home ground on Saturday, July 23, in the other home friendly.

Warrington Guardian:

Former Warrington Town boss Paul Carden, who left the club last November to take over at National League North side AFC Telford United, will bring his Bucks side to Cantilever Park for a friendly in July. Picture by Darren Murphy

The Yellows squad, most of whom are believed to have agreed to remain with the club following last season’s heartbreaking play-off final loss to Scarborough Athletic, will start pre-season training on June 28 before their first friendly at Prescot Cables on July 5.

The schedule also includes a trip to Buxton, who won the NPL Premier Division title last season, and away games at Wythenshawe Town, 1874 Northwich and Bootle.

Warrington Town pre-season friendlies, 2022-23 season


Tue 5…Prescot Cables (a) 7.30pm

Sat 9…Tranmere Rovers (h) 3pm

Sat 16…Wythenshawe Town (a) 3pm

Wed 20…Blackpool U23s (h) 7pm

Sat 23…AFC Telford United (h) 3pm

Tue 26…1874 Northwich (a) 7.30pm

Sat 30…Buxton (a) 3pm


Tue 2…Bolton Wanderers (h) 7.45pm

Sat 6…Bootle (a)