BARRY Town will tackle Cliftonville in the Preliminary Round of the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League, after the sides were paired together at Tuesday lunchtime’s draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

The first leg will be played at Leckwith Stadium on Thursday 27th June, with the return in Northern Ireland on Thursday 4th July, most likely at the historic Solitude ground north of Belfast's city centre.

The oldest football club in all of Ireland, Cliftonville are soon to celebrate their 140th anniversary and have 32 competitive appearances in Europe under their belt, including ties with heavyweights Nantes, Stuttgart, Standard Liege, Celtic and Copenhagen.

The Reds booked their place in Tuesday's UEFA Europa League draw by winning the NIFL Premiership play-offs, beating Glentoran 2-0 in the 11th May final, following a 5-3 extra-time win over Coleraine.

Gavin Chesterfield's Barry squad continue their preparations this Saturday, when they host the Panjab international team at Jenner Park (3pm), before welcoming TNS for another friendly on Tuesday (7.15pm).