Date: 5th September 2009 at 5:34pm
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PREMIER League new boys Burnley have approached Accrington Stanley with an offer of a money spinning friendly at Turf Moor next week, with all cash going to the Reds.

The game has been penciled in for Tuesday 8th September, but at the moment the game is subject to approval from the Premier League and conditional on all match day safety procedures being in place.

Accrington face a battle to raise £308,000 in just eight weeks in order to settle unpaid taxes with the HM Revenue & Customs, or the club could face being closed down.

And when Clarets boss Owen Coyle heard of the news, he invited John Coleman’s side over to Turf Moor for the game, in which all gate money will be handed over to the ‘Save our Stanley fund’.

Tickets will not be sold in advance with all supporters paying at the turnstiles.

Stanley chief executive Rob Heys described the offer as a ‘magnificent gesture’ and told of how words cannot express the clubs gratitude towards Burnley.

‘It sums up everything that the club (Burnley) and the people involved there are all about. It will be a huge early boost to our fundraising efforts.’ Heys told the official website.

Burnley Chairman Barry Kilby, had earlier told the Clarets’ official website that the club would always do their best to help Accrington Stanley when they can!

‘ We have always had good relations with Accrington and we know how difficult it can be for smaller clubs in the respective leagues.

‘I have sympathy for them, knowing how crowded it is for clubs in East Lancashire. We will do anything we can to help them secure their future.”

We will bring you further details on the game when we can.