Newport will play League One Portsmouth in a pre-season friendly match on the Isle of Wight next month (July).

The Isle of Wight side will be given the honour to play a Portsmouth XI in what should be a spectacular game for the club and provide many Portsmouth fans on the Island the opportunity to see their stars in action.

Newport played Portsmouth in the summer of 2007 in a pre-season friendly which saw a record attendance at St George’s Park of 3,112.

Chairman Stuart Ross said:

“I am delighted to announce this pre-season fixture with Portsmouth FC on 18 July. This will be a memorable day for Newport FC and we look forward to hosting such a huge club like Portsmouth FC in our last season at St George’s Park.

“I would like to thank Portsmouth’s CEO Mark Catlin, manager Kenny Jacket and their club’s backroom staff for securing this pre-season game with us. This will be an exciting day for football here on the Isle of Wight.”

Ticket sales for the Portsmouth game will be announced soon via the club’s official website, Facebook and Twitter pages.