Pools to host Sunderland for Humphrey’s testimonial

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HARTLEPOOL United will face Premier League neighbours Sunderland in Ritchie Humphreys’ testimonial match, SportMail can today reveal.

Steve Bruce will bring his Black Cats to Victoria Park on Tuesday, August 2 (kick-off 7.30pm).

The glamour game will be the highlight of the Pools legend’s testimonial year and an exciting warm-up for the npower League One programme which kicks off on Saturday, August 6.

Humphreys said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be playing Sunderland for my testimonial game.

“It is going to be a fantastic curtain-raiser to the beginning of the season.

“I want to say a very big thank you to Steve Bruce and to Sunderland for agreeing to play in my testimonial.

“It means a great deal to me and I can’t wait for the game to come now.”

Full story in Tuesday’s Mail