Lions friendly pencilled in

Last updated : 04 June 2003 By Martyn Elliott

That is also the scheduled date of the Asia Cup final, so either participation in the Malaysian tournament has been cancelled or Livingston will be entertaining a second-string side.

Lions Chairman Dominic Keane told the Edinburgh Evening News: "It looks like Newcastle are going to come up next month for a game and we want to hold the game on Sunday, July 27.

"We’re planning to have our open day on the Saturday so it should be a great weekend for the fans.

"Then on the Sunday they will be able to come along and watch us take on Newcastle who will provide strong opposition."

In light of complaints about the length of the season perhaps a trip to Scotland at the end of July is simply a far more sensible option than one to the Far East?