First Division opposition in form of Dundee for Formartine

FORMARTINE United will face a testing workout next month, as they kick off their pre-season friendly fixtures with a match against Scottish First Division outfit Dundee FC.

The match, which will be held at North Lodge Park on Saturday, July 9, will see the Dens Park side lining up against two of their former players in goalkeeper Derek Soutar and former Dundee team captain Bobby Mann.

Adding some further interest to the occasion will be former Formartine Boys’ Club player Craig McKeown. Craig, originally from Tarves, makes a return to Formartine, but this time as a Dundee player. The defender, who signed for Dundee in 2008, made 36 appearances for the Dark Blues last season.

Formartine United have also announced further friendlies for later in July. They will be away against SJFA North Superleague outfit Maud on 16 July at 3pm, and away to Echt on 23 July at 2.30pm.