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