KEIGHLEY Cougars have announced their final friendly match ahead of the 2021 League One season.

The pre-season game will see their divisional rivals Coventry Bears visit Cougar Park on Saturday, April 24 for a 3pm kick-off.

The fixture will also be the final chance for the Keighley boys to take to the field ahead of the beginning of the League One season against Doncaster at Cougar Park on Sunday, May 9.

And it will be the first game to take place at Cougar Park in 434 days, the previous game on home soil being last season’s Challenge Cup defeat to Newcastle on February 15, 2020.

Under the current RFL guidelines due to Covid-19, clubs are only allowed to play two pre-season friendlies.

The Joe Phillips Memorial Trophy loss to the Bradford Bulls earlier this month was the first of Keighley’s two friendlies, with the visit of the Bears next month counting as the second.

It will also be the second successive year that Coventry have visited Cougar Park for a pre-season friendly, with Keighley emerging victorious in Josh Lynam’s testimonial match in January of last year.

This friendly will unfortunately be played behind closed doors, as supporters will not be permitted to attend due to current Covid-19 restrictions.

The club will confirm the streaming details for this fixture in due course on both the club website and their social media channels.