Pre season is now started, friendlies have been arranged and we can get back on to some more official visits. This time last year is where it all started when we visited Doncaster Rovers and Northampton Town for Derby’s pre season friendlies at the start of the 2017/18 season.
This year Derby are visiting Notts County, Coventry City and Mansfield Town. Frustratingly we’ve already visited Notts County. The Coventry City friendly is being played at Nuneaton Town’s rugby ground. This leaves Field Mill for Mansfield Town, which is actually the closest stadium to us.
So, after managing to sneak in a quick visit to Walsall for Stadium 25, Stadium 26 will be Mansfield Town’s Field Mill in the middle of July.
Derby County’s season starts away at Reading, so Stadium 27 is looking very likely to be the Madejski Stadium as I’ve booked the day off work so we can go down to watch the season start in earnest.