Pools have arranged a final home pre season friendly at Victoria Park, with Newcastle United set to visit us on Tuesday 7th August (7.30pm kick-off).
The Magpies will compete a trio of north east teams to play at The Vic this pre season following the friendlies against Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
The fixture with Newcastle adds further depth to a pre season which Pools boss Neale Cooper has been delighted with and he's looking forward to welcoming Alan Pardew next week.
"We're always happy to host our local clubs in pre season and we're really pleased that Newcastle are coming on Tuesday," Cooper told us.
"When we heard there was an opportunity that we could set up the fixture we jumped at it because games are always good for players at this time of the year.
"You can train as hard as you want and get your fitness up, but it's the games that really get you going and we need everyone to be match sharp.
"We're sure it will be a really entertaining game and if the Sunderland and Middlesbrough games are anything to go by it will be a wonderful atmosphere too."
As with the previous two friendlies, home fans will be in the Hartlepool College of FE Stand and the Cyril Knowles Stand, with the other two sides given to visiting supporters.
Adults - £10
Over 60s/Under 16s - £5
Please note, there are no Student concessions for this fixture.