Hull City have revealed two pre-season friendlies against League Two opposition next month which it’s hoped will be played in front of supporters.
The Tigers will face Nigel Clough's Mansfield Town at the newly-named MKM Stadium on July 24 at 12pm, before they face Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park later that day (3pm) with head coach Grant McCann splitting his squad for both games.
City will host the Stags in their first home game since winning the League One title last month with McCann then sending a side across the Humber Bridge to make the short journey to take on the Iron.
Before then, the squad return to Cottingham on Monday to begin their pre-season preparations for the new Championship season which they now know will start at Deepdale on August 7 against Preston North End, before making their MKM bow just a few days later with a Carabao Cup first round tie with Wigan Athletic.
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McCann had been planning to take the squad to Portugal for a training camp, but those plans were cut short by the travel restrictions owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Jersey was set to be the next destination for City before those hopes were scuppered last week and instead, the Tigers will head north of the border to Scotland next week for a training camp.
Fans are currently allowed to attend outdoor sporting events with 25 percent of capacity allowed in up to a maximum of 10,000, though it is hoped all legal restrictions will be lifted on July 19.
City's last home game in front of spectators was against Leeds United in the Championship at the end of February 2020.