St Johnstone learn Europa League qualifying opponents

Tommy Wright and his side will travel to Lithuania. Picture: Michael Gillen

Tommy Wright and his side will travel to Lithuania. Picture: Michael Gillen

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St Johnstone will square off against Swedish side IFK Norrkoping or FC Prishtina of Kosovo in the second qualifying round of the Europa League if they make it past first round opponents FK Trakai.

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Lithuanian side Trakai finished second in the country’s top flight last season, nine points off champions Žalgiris Vilnius.

Trakai were only founded in 2005, though this will be the third season in succession they’ve competed in Europa League qualifying.

They defeated Faroese side Havnar Bóltfelag in their first ever European tie in 2015 before exiting to Apollon Limassol of Cyprus. Last term they were defeated 5-3 on aggregate by Estonian side Nõmme Kalju.

Tommy Wright’s men will play the first leg at home on 29 June before travelling to Lithuania for the return match on 6 July.

The second leg encounters will take place on 13 July and 20 July.

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