A Sunderland XI is to visit Mariners Park in August as long-serving South Shields striker Stephen Ramsey is honoured with a testimonial.
The pre-season friendly between the Mariners and Sunderland will take place on Wednesday, August 2, with kick-off at 7.30pm.
The match doubles up as a testimonial for Ramsey, who has spent 10 years with Shields so far, making 311 appearances and scoring 84 times.
More details about the game will be released in due course, but it is expected to be the Mariners’ penultimate pre-season fixture.
Home friendlies with Gateshead (Saturday, July 15) and FC United of Manchester (Saturday, July 22) have already been announced, with a trip to Whitby Town to conclude the pre-season programme on Saturday, August 5.
More fixtures will be announced soon.