Hartlepool United confirm pre-season friendly against Championship side Middlesbrough

Jonathan Woodgate was announced as Middlesbrough's new manager on Friday.
Jonathan Woodgate was announced as Middlesbrough's new manager on Friday.

Hartlepool United have confirmed their sixth pre-season friendly in July as they host Championship neighbours Middlesbrough. 

Craig Hignett’s side will welcome Jonathan Woodgate’s Boro to the Super 6 Stadium on Sunday, July 14 (1pm kick-off).

Hartlepool faced the Teessiders at home last pre-season with the Championship outfit running out as 5-0 winners. 

It’s Pools’ sixth friendly match as part of a busy pre-season schedule in preparation for the 2019/20 National League campaign. 

So far they have confirmed away matches at Billingham Town (July 2, 7pm), Shildon (July 6, 3pm), Newton Aycliffe (July 9, 7:30pm) and York City (July 17, 7pm) with the two home games now against Middlesbrough and Sheffield United under-23s (July 20, 3pm). 

More friendly matches could still be announced before the Pools players return for pre-season training at East Durham College next Thursday.