Ukraine team Metalist to play Whitley Bay ahead of Newcastle United clash

WHITLEY Bay FC have announced a friendly this Sunday night against European side Metalist Kharkiv.

The Ukrainian outfit are in the north east ahead of their Europa League tie against Newcastle United next Thursday, February 14.

The match has been organised to allow Metalist to acclimatise to the north east conditions.

Kick-off at Hillheads is 7pm, and entry is £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

This ticket prices are to subsidise the cost of stewards at the ground.

Chairman Paul McIlduff said it was great for the Tyneside club.

“They beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 and are due to play Newcastle United so to be playing against them is great for the club.

“We will be putting a full team out, it’s a big game.”

A request from match officials has been made that Black and White Shirts / Scarves etc are not to be worn at the game.

Entry to the ground may be denied if this is not adhered too.