LUDLOW Football Stadium will play host to Shrewsbury Town for their pre-season friendly against Newport County.

The game will be played on Wednesday, July 17, and is being played to give South Shropshire fans of Town a chance to watch their team locally.

County narrowly missed out on promotion last season after an extra-time defeat in the League Two play-off final.

Shrewsbury Town manager Sam Ricketts is expecting a tough test for his League One side.

“Newport had a really good season and just missed out on promotion via the play-offs”, said Sam.

“It will be a good test for us and another decent game to add to the pre-season programme.

“To play the game at Ludlow will also be good and I hope a lot of fans will come out and watch the game.”

Full ticket details will be confirmed soon but the prices have been confirmed as: adults - £5, disabled - £5, senior - £5 and junior 16 and under - £1.