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Bilic Set For English Bow At ABAX On Saturday

6 July 2015

Slaven Bilic will manage West Ham for the first time in England when they visit the ABAX Stadium on Saturday.

Peterborough United entertain West Ham United at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday 11th July (3pm) in what will be new Hammers manager Slaven Bilic’s first game in charge on English soil.

Bilic took the reins at the Boleyn Ground in June and has since appointed West Ham legend Julian Dicks as a coaching assistant. West Ham will be bringing a strong squad for the fixture against Dave Robertson’s men and Posh Director of Football Barry Fry has thanked owners David Gold and David Sullivan for facilitating the fixture.

‘I am very grateful to the owners of West Ham for arranging this game and it will be the manager’s first domestic game in charge. This is a wonderful opportunity for us here at Peterborough United to pit our wits against a side that is full of quality.

‘The Hammers are entering their final year at Upton Park before moving to the Olympic Stadium and it is a very exciting chapter in their history. I hope a lot of West Ham fans join Posh fans at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday. The prices are cheap and it is a great opportunity to see some fantastic players at close quarters and welcome Slaven to this country.

‘Finally, I would like to wish the Hammers the very best of luck this season and look forward to a very entertaining game,’ Fry said.

West Ham signed French international midfielder Dimitri Payet from Marseille on a five-year contract in a deal worth more than £10m and Spanish Under-21 midfielder Pedro Obiang from Italian club Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee during the summer and the pair could both be involved against Posh, alongside established stars such as Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan and Adrian.

Tickets are just £10 for adults, senior citizens over 60 and 18-21-year-olds and £5 for juniors under 18s to sit or stand. Tickets can be purchased at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934* and in person at the ABAX Stadium Box Office. Please note that adult tickets rise to £15 if bought on the day of the game.

*Calls will cost 7 ppm plus your network access charge


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