Sunderland’s pre-season schedule is starting to take shape with several fixtures now confirmed.
The Black Cats will start their preparations for the 2017-18 Championship season with a five-day training camp in Austria, with the players due to report back at the Academy of Light on 29 June.
Following a trip overseas, the Lads will return to action against Bury on Friday 7 July (KO 7.30pm) before heading north of the border to take on Hibernian on Sunday 9 July (KO 2pm) and Livingston on Wednesday 12 July (KO 7.45pm).
Sunderland will also face domestic opposition facing Bradford City on Saturday 22 July (KO 3pm) and Scunthorpe United on Wednesday 26 July (KO 7.30pm).
Further games are to be announced and ticket information will be available in due course.
7 July – Bury
9 July – Hibernian
12 July – Livingston
22 July – Bradford City
26 July – Scunthorpe United