Pools to host Sunderland for Humphrey’s testimonial

Ritchie Humphreys
Ritchie Humphreys

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