Under-21 boss Pearce delighted with City Ground date

The friendly is pencilled in for Tuesday 31st, kick-off 8pm.

"Going back to the City Ground will obviously be very personal to both myself and my assistant Steve Wigley", Pearce told the Football Association website.

"We both have strong connections there and we hope the game will get a good turn-out as the City Ground always produces fantastic crowds no matter what division the team are in."