Whitley Bay are hosting Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv in a friendly match on Sunday.
Club Chairman Paul McIlduff said:
“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.”
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