WANDERERS reserves will open their new campaign in the FA Premier Reserve League against Liverpool on Monday, August 19.

Now based at Gigg Lane, Bolton could face stars such as Nicky Barmby and Patrick Berger, who will struggle to find a place in Gerard Houllier's first team next season.

Other dates to look out for are the visits of Manchester City on October 8, while Manchester United will be the opponents at Bury on November 25.

Sam Allardyce's men begin their series of pre-season games tonight at Radcliffe Borough, kick-off at 7.45 pm, when striker Delroy Facey could play his first game for his new club.