Sunderland to face Harrogate Town in third confirmed pre-season fixture

Harrogate Town have become Sunderland’s third confirmed pre-season opponents.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 3:32 pm

The League Two side have announced that they will welcome Lee Johnson’s side on Saturday July 24th, with kick off at 3pm.

Thus far, Sunderland have announced a trip to Spennymoor Town on July 3rd, also a 3pm kick off, and a trip to York City on Wednesday July 21st, kicking off at 7pm.

Ticket details are yet to be confirmed for that trip to York, while Spennymoor have confirmed that they will only be able to accommodate a limited number of home supporters.

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Lee Johnson's Sunderland have confirmed a third pre-season fixture
Lee Johnson's Sunderland have confirmed a third pre-season fixture

Harrogate, who are also due to face Newcastle United as part of their pre-season programme, have said that they will anounce details as soon as possible and that they are in ‘constant communication’ with the relevant parties.

A statement said: “The club has been inundated with eager supporters, both old and new, keen to purchase tickets for the visit of Newcastle United, and we anticipate similar demand for our two other home pre-season fixtures.

“We are in constant communication with the relevant regulatory bodies about the return of crowds after lockdown restrictions are lifted and as soon as we have the green light tickets will be sold online via the club website and at the club shop on Commercial Street.

"We are committed to the return of supporters and are doing everything in our power to make this happen as soon as possible.”

Further fixtures are expected to be announced as Johnson’s side prepare for another League One promotion push.