Date: 4th August 2008 at 9:31am
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Wednesday boss Brian Laws has arranged a final, behind closed doors friendly clash with Bradford City to give game time to Francis Jeffers, Steve Watson and Jimmy Smith.

The trio were all expected to play some part in pre-season matches but recovery from injuries has taken longer than expected.

And with less than a week until the kick-off of the new Championship season, Laws is keen to see the trio returning to action.

Laws said: ‘There will be a behind-closed doors game on Tuesday against Bradford and that is just to give those who have not featured against Wigan a chance to show where they are at.

‘That should mean Burnley won’t have a lot to go on and that’s important because we are going to try to keep our cards close to our chests.’

Laws has already insisted that he won’t rush Jeffers back in to action, especially considering his forwards’ fine form during the close season, but will be keen to add extra numbers to his midfield in getting club captain Watson and new loan signing Smith back to full fitness.