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SAINTS ORDER IRISH DOUBLE
TNS will play Irish sides Derry City and Portadown in pre-season friendlies.
Both are in the Uefa Cup this season - Derry will meet Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus, while the Reds of Portadown travel to Sweden to play Malmö FF on the same night that Saints face Man City at Eastlands.
The game against Derry City is on Saturday 19 July at the Brandywell Stadium (pictured above) with a 7.30pm kick-off and replaces Saints' planned friendly with Runcorn.
No doubt goalkeeper Gerard Doherty will be hoping for selection and a return to his former club.
The Eircom League Premier Division is currently in season and Derry are in seventh place with 13 points from 11 games.
Saints will play Portadown at the club's Shamrock Park ground on Saturday 2 August with a 3.00 pm kick-off.
Portadown finished second in the Daily Mirror Irish League's Premier Division last season, 10 points behind Glentoran, having been champions the previous year.
Saints are trying to 'beef-up' their pre-season programme to prepare the squad for their Uefa Cup games with Manchester City.
26 June 2021
 
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