CLIFTONVILLE are hoping they will have home advantage for the first leg of their Europa League qualifier with Swedish outfit Kalmar FF.
The Reds have been paired with the Allsvenskan League club in the first qualifying round.
Tommy Breslin’s side were initially drawn to play the first leg in Sweden next Thursday, July 5.
But since the draw Cliftonville have come to a verbal agreement with Kalmar that the fixtures be switched.
Until the move has been ratified by UEFA, however, the club has urged fans not to make any travel arrangements.
A spokesperson said in a statement on the club’s official website: “Until the change is fully ratified by UEFA, we would strongly advise supporters against making any travel arrangements.
“We do not anticipate confirmation arriving any earlier than tomorrow (Tuesday) and will ensure that immediate communication is made to fans via our Official Website.”
Kalmar – who are also known as The Red Brothers – finished eighth in last season’s Allsvenskan League and qualified for Europe after losing to AIK Stockholm in the the Svenska Cupen Final.
Meanwhile, Portadown have also urged their fans not to make any travel arrangements for their away clash with Macedonian club FK Shkëndija 79.
It is hoped the first leg of the Europa League qualifier will be played at Shamrock Park on Thursday, July 5, with the return tie being played on Tuesday, July 10 in Macedonia.
Portadown are also awaiting confirmation from UEFA and have urged fans to postpone making any travel plans.
“We’d ask fans to hold off making travel plans to the Europa League game away to FK Shkëndija 79 as UEFA won’t confirm changes until tomorrow,” the club said.
“We apologise for any inconvenience to fans in making travel arrangements to the game away to FK Shkëndija.”