WIDNES Vikings have announced two pre-season friendly fixtures against Castleford Tigers and North Wales Crusaders at the Halton Stadium.

Supporters will get their first glimpse of the new squad against Super League outfit Castleford on Sunday 12 January (3pm kick-off), in Tim Sheens’ first game in charge of the club.

The following week, North Wales Crusaders will visit the Halton Stadium on Sunday, 19 January (3pm kick-off), as the Vikings prepare for the 2020 Betfred Championship campaign.

Both games will provide the players with an opportunity to stake a claim for a first team spot, while gaining vital match fitness in time for the season opener away to Oldham on Sunday, 2 February.

For the Castleford game prices are: Adult £15 £18 £20, Concession £10 £15 £18 and Juniors £5 £10 £10.

For Crusaders prices are Adult £10, £12.50, £15. Concession £10, £12.50, £15. All Juniors £5 , £7.50, £7.50.