ALBION will step up their preparations for the new Coca-Cola
Championship season with a mini-tour of Scotland.
The trip north of the border will see Bryan Robson's side take on two
The Baggies will face Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Thursday, July 20 (ko
7.45pm) before meeting Motherwell at Fir Park on Sunday, July 23 (ko
Albion are also considering playing a third friendly on their
pre-season-tour - but a fixture has yet to be confirmed.
Boss Robson said: "I think we are best served facing opposition who play
a similar style to what we will face week in, week out next season.
"These games should be very competitive. The teams we're up against will
give us a real test.
"The matches will also give us an opportunity to see where we're at in
terms of preparation for the new season."
Kilmarnock finished fifth in the SPL last season, three places above
Motherwell who recently promoted Maurice Malpas from assistant-boss to
manager in place of Sydney FC-bound Terry Butcher.
Albion have previously announced three other pre-season games.
Robson will split his squad in two for a fixture double-header on
Saturday, July 15 at non-league Kidderminster (ko noon) and League Two
neighbours Walsall (ko 3pm).
The Baggies will also face League Two outfit Bristol Rovers at the
Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, July 18 (ko 7.45pm).