FC Twente WStranraer FC are delighted to confirm that, following our invitation, Dutch Eredivisie giants FC Twente have agreed to a pre-season friendly at Stair Park on Saturday 8 July.

Stevie Farrell's men will have the opportunity to test their skills against a 'Tukkers' first team flooded with quality, including several international stars.

Notable former FC Twente players include current English Premiership stars Dusan Tadic, Marko Arnautovic, Leroy Fer and Nacer Chadli, and former SPL competitors Ronald de Boer, Michael Mols, Theo Snelders and Arthur Numan.

It will be only the second time in our near 150 year history that Stranraer FC have played against a team from outwith these shores - GAK Graz of Austria being the previous international visitors during a friendship tour in the 1950s.

The contest will be a perfect curtain raiser for the Blues - just one week before the Betfred Cup group stage begins - and forms an important part of the 'Stranraer 400' celebrations, marking the 400th anniversary of the town becoming a Royal Burgh.
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Hailing from the city of Enschede - 520 miles from Stranraer - the 2009/10 Eredivisie winners have a long-standing friendship with our club. In 2011, the inaugral FC Twente Festival of Football (VIDEO) took place at Stair Park, and the Dutch club have returned in recent years to continue their efforts in developing local youngsters.

Many supporters of 'The Pride of the East' are anticipated to make the journey to Galloway, not only to enjoy the game, but to make and rekindle friendships that have grown over the last 10 years.

We look forward to welcoming the FC Twente contingent back to Wigtownshire.

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POS
TEAM PLD
PTS
1 Arbroath 10 24
2 Raith Rovers 10 20
3 East Fife 10 19
4 Airdrieonians 10 13
5 Brechin City 10 13
6 Stranraer 10 12
7 Forfar Athletic 10 12
8 Stenhousemuir 10
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9 Dumbarton 10 8
10 Montrose 10 8


Fixtures

2018/19 Squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)
2 - Daniel Higgins (DEF)

3 - Chris McGowan (DEF)
4 - Andy McDonald (DEF)
5 - David Brownlie (DEF)
6 - Connor McManus (MID)
7 - Mark Lamont (MID)
8 - Kyle Turner (MID)
9 - Isaac Layne (STR)

10 - Luke Donnelly (STR)
11 - Grant Anderson (M/S)
12 - Ian Smith (MID)

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)
16 - Max Ashmore (MID)
17 - David Smith (D/M)
18 - Innes Cameron (STR)
19 - Ciaran Diver (STR)
20 - PJ Crossan (STR)

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Adam Cummins (DEF)