Sunderland XI next to test Bay

A BIG crowd is expected at Hillheads on Saturday when Whitley Bay FC take on a Sunderland AFC XI in their latest pre-season friendly.

It is hoped a number of first team squad players will be included in the Sunderland side while Whitley will have Christie Elliott available after returning from holiday.

On Monday, Whitley complete their pre-season programme away to Northern League second division side Horden CW.

Coincidentally, Whitley Bay Women take on Sunderland Ladies, the Women’s Premier League champions, on Sunday, also at Hillheads.

Admission for this game will be free of charge.