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Scottish Champions Glasgow City have announced their pre-season schedule as they line up top English opponents to prepare themselves for their upcoming Champions League quarter final against Paris Saint Germain.

Unlike their French opponents who are in mid-season, Glasgow City are not in domestic competitive action until one week before their big game against PSG on the 22nd March at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie.

With limited time to prepare, Scotland’s best have set up some glamour friendlies against English Super League sides.

First up was at the Excelsior Stadium are new FAWSL team Sunderland, which ended evens 1:1.

This will be followed by an away trip to big spending and current Continental Cup Champions Manchester City on February 15 at their brand new City Academy Stadium in Manchester.

Next on the list is a home game against FAWSL runners-up Chelsea on February 22, as Eddie Wolecki Black’s side pitch themselves against the team who agonisingly lost the Championship last season to Liverpool on goal difference.

Commenting on the games ahead, City head coach Wolecki Black said: “Our pre-season schedule has a familiar look to it.

“Over the past few years, we have faced English Premier League sides such as Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, Man City, Chelsea and Birmingham.

“These challenge matches have proven to be very good preparation for the following season.

“Sunderland are now an official Super League team and will provide us with an early test in our pre-season this weekend.

Manchester City are being tipped to sweep all before them this season while Chelsea appear to be regarded as the team to stop them.

“So we hope to be in very good shape tactically for the beginning of the new season and our Champions League quarter final.”

City’s pre-season fixture round-up is:

February 15 – Manchester City v Glasgow City, City Academy Stadium, Manchester, 3pm

February 22 – Glasgow City v Chelsea, Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie, 1pm

Entry to Glasgow City home friendlies is cash at the gate. Adults £5, Concessions £3, U16’s free.

For tickets to the Glasgow City Champions League match versus Paris Saint Germain, visit glasgowcityfc.co.uk.