The Robins will take on the Bluebirds in the pre-season fixture on July 22.

Bideford will welcome a Championship side to the Sports Ground for a pre-season friendly.

A Cardiff City U23 side come to town on Saturday, July 22 in a game that will see the Robins take on the Bluebirds.

Cardiff have confirmed there will be first team involvement in the game, which will kick off at 2pm.

Bideford will be holding a corporate event, which includes a two-course pre-match meal to run alongside the friendly, with Cardiff boss Neil Warnock in attendance.

For Cardiff, it’s part of five games in six days that will also see them play Plymouth Argyle, Tavistock, Bodmin Town and St Austell.

DS Electrical will sponsor Bideford for the 2017/18 season.DS Electrical will sponsor Bideford for the 2017/18 season.

Bideford’s preparations for the new season are well underway, with their new shirts and sponsors unveiled for the season ahead.

DS Electrical will be the main shirt sponsor for the third season running.

The club has a new back-of-shirt sponsor for the new season, with Lacey’s Cider and Ale Bar on board.

Bideford’s commercial manager Peter Ellis said: “The club is delighted to have the continued support of Darren at DS Electrical, a big Bideford supporter with a family history with the club, as our main sponsor.

“We are also over the moon that local business Lacey’s Cider and Ale bar have agreed to be the new back-of-shirt sponsor.

Lacey's Cider and Ale Bar will be Bideford's back of shirt sponsors for the 2017/18 season.Lacey's Cider and Ale Bar will be Bideford's back of shirt sponsors for the 2017/18 season.

“To have these two important shirt sponsors is great for the club. We had more than 55 new sponsors last season and hope that more local businesses will get involved with the club.”

For details regarding Cardiff match hospitality, tickets, or sponsorship, contact Peter Ellis at bidefordafccommercial@hotmail.com