Bannsiders off to Ayr this summer

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Coleraine are off to Scotland as part of their build up for the new season.

The Bannsiders will provide the opposition for Scottish League one side Ayr United on Saturday 18th July.

“We are delighted to be heading back to Scotland to play Ayr in what is a testimonial game for their long-serving centre back Martin Campbell,” said boss Oran Kearney.

“I’d like to thank their manager, Ian McCaul, for accepting the fixture. We have some good memories from our previous trips to Scotland so everyone is looking forward to heading over again.”

The game will take place at Somerset Park, kick off 3pm. Fans wishing to travel to the game can sail from Larne to Troon, which is the nearest port to Ayr.

Ayr United will be the second Scottish team the Bannsiders will face this summer after it was announced Rangers will visit The Showgrounds on Friday 24th July.

Coleraine will kick off their pre-season fixtures with away games at Moyola Park and Limavady United on Tuesday 7th July and Saturday 11th July respectively.

They will also play host Bangor on Saturday 1 August, the week before the season kicks off.

Confirmed Friendlies

Moyola Park (A), Tuesday 7th July, 7.30pm kick off

Limavady United (A), Saturday 11th July, 3pm kick off

Ayr United (A), Saturday 18th July, 3pm kick off

Rangers (H), Friday 24th July, 8pm kick off

Bangor (H), Saturday 1st August, 3pm kick off