Posh and local rivals in Chris Turner Memorial Match

Chris Turner's memory will be honoured at a pre-season between Posh and Cambridge United on August 1.
Chris Turner's memory will be honoured at a pre-season between Posh and Cambridge United on August 1.
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Peterborough United will host local rivals Cambridge United in a ‘Chris Turner Memorial Match’ at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday, August 1.

Turner played for and managed both clubs. He died earlier this year after a long battle against dementia.

Tickets are now on sale at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 and in person at the Box Office priced at £10 for adults/seniors/18-21s and £5 for under 18s. Season ticket holder seats will be reserved until 5pm on Friday 24th July.

The game has been given ALL-TICKET status with Cambridge allocated an initial 1,700 seats for the fixture. All profits will be donated to the Glenfield Care Centre, which looked after Chris for many years.

Initially, the Motorpoint Stand will not be open for Posh fans due to the expected sizeable away support, but that will be reviewed based on ticket sales.

The football club have been working closely with the Turner family to ensure that the day is a fitting tribute to the greatest managers in the club’s history. The club will be producing a special programme on the day which will include tributes from former team-mates, players and friends.

There will be a minute’s applause ahead of kick-off in celebration of Chris’s life.

Posh have arranged eight pre-season friendlies, the latest being a trip to Vanarama Conference side Grimsby on Tuesday, July 28.

The Posh squad start a five-day trip to Ireland on Monday, July 13 duriing which they will play Irish Premiership side Cliftonville. Posh purchased new striker Joe Gormley from Cliftonville.

The 2015-16 League One season kicks off on Saturday. August 8. Posh will host League Two side Crawley in the first round of the Capital One Cup, probably on Tuesday, August 11.

Posh pre-season fixtures

Wed, July 8 Dulwich Hamlet (away)

Sat July 11 West Ham(home)

Wed July 15 Cliftonville (away)

Tue July 21 Barnet (away)

Sat July 25 Ipswich (home)

Tue July 28 Grimsby (away)

Sat Aug 1 Cambridge United (home)

Tue Aug 4 Bishop’s Stortford (away)