Whitley Bay have announced they will play Newcastle's United's next Europa League opponents in a friendly match on Sunday.
Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv are making the trip to Tyneside as a warm-up game for their clash with the Magpies on Feburary 14th. The match will take place at Hillheads on February 10th, with kick-off at 7pm.
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