Looking ahead to this Sunday's friendly...
Who are FC Magdeburg?
Paul Warne’s side will conclude their overseas training camp with a fixture on Sunday 14th July against German side, FC Magdeburg, but what sort of test lies ahead this weekend?
FC Magdeburg have a proud, but relatively short, history, having been founded in 1965. They are the only East German side to have won a European title, achieving that feat when they lifted the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1974.
Where are they now?
FC Magdeburg will play their football in 3. Liga after they suffered relegation at the end of the 2018/19 campaign. The 3. Liga is a division compromising of 20 teams and is the third tier in German football. Magdeburg will compete in this division alongside the likes of 1860 Munich, Ingolstadt and FC Kaiserslautern.
Who’s the boss?
German coach Stefan Kramer will take up the opposite dugout to Millers’ boss Paul Warne for this weekend’s game. Kramer joins the club ahead of the 2019/20 campaign following the dismissal of previous manager Michael Oenning after the club’s relegation.
Speaking following his recent appointment, Kramer said: Together we want to show passionate and courageous football in a strong 3rd league. In the coming weeks, there will be a lot of hard work to build a good team to form a powerful unit. I'm happy to get to know the 1. FC Magdeburg in all its facets. "
Where is the game taking place?
The fixture will be held at a neutral venue, Elm Stadion, located in Schoningen. The ground has an official capacity of 5,000 and features a small stand with a running track around the perimeter of the playing surface.
The venue is around 1 hour and 40 minutes away from the Millers’ training base in Barsinghausen.
Can Millers supporters watch the game?
Yes. Ticket prices have now been confirmed by our hosts in Germany and can be found here.
What sort of Millers side is likely to be involved?
All of the club’s professionals have joined Paul Warne for the overseas training camp in Germany, and all are likely to play a part in this weekend’s game. It is expected to be the case, that those that played lesser minutes in the midweek friendly will start the game (fitness permitting) and feature for around an hour, before changes are made.