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York City to face Newcastle United in friendly

York City's ground Bootham Crescent Credit: PA

York City face Premier League side Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly at Bootham Crescent tonight.

The Minstermen haven't won any of their opening five pre-season fixtures. While the Magpies have won just twice, a 1-0 win away to Gateshead and a 1-0 victory against Sacramento Republic on the club's tour of the USA.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough face Barnsley at Oakwell in a pre-season friendly this evening.

Both matches are scheduled for a 7:45pm kick-off.

Boro confirm pre-season friendly with York

York City's ground Bootham Crescent Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Middlesbrough have confirmed the club are staging a pre-season friendly match against York City.

Boro will face the Minstermen at Bootham Crescent on July 11 (12pm) in the club's first senior friendly ahead of the 2015/16 Championship season.

It's also confirmed that Middlesbrough will travel to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday July 25 (3pm).

The club is expected to confirm further pre-season games in due course. It’s anticipated that there will be a fixture at the Riverside on Saturday August 1.


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Clarke's wife: 'Don't dare leave me a widow'

Clarke and his wife Gemma Credit: PA Images

The wife of former Burnley skipper Clarke Carlisle has told how she pleaded with her husband not to die following a suicide bid.

In an interview with the The Sun Gemma said: 'Nothing could prepare me for what I saw. There was so much blood. It was everywhere. His face was twice the size. His eyes were bulging out and they were filled with blood.'

It comes a day after Clarke revealed he intentionally leapt out in front of a lorry days before Christmas as he battled depression.

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