Turkish side Eskisehirspor have been confirmed as St Johnstone’s Europa League opponents after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected Besiktas’ case.
The decision means Steve Lomas’ men will take on Kris Boyd’s old side at the Ataturk Stadium on July 19 followed by the home leg on July 26.
Steve Lomas’ side returned to pre-season training at the end of last month.
They have added Ross County defender Gary Miller and ex-Falkirk full back Tam Scobbie, plus strikers Gregory Tade from Inverness and Nigel Hasselbaink from St Mirren. Ex-Caley goalkeeper Jonny Tuffey has also signed.
Lomas said : “We've got a European game in two and a half weeks, so you would like the majority of your squad here and doing training.
“We've got five new guys here and they've all settled in well. We knew what type of guys they were before we got them.”
Besiktas were initially banned from the competition in April with UEFA's Appeals Body reaffirming the decision the following month.
That prompted the club to take their case to the CAS, but that appeal has also been thrown out with the Turks excluded from the next two UEFA club competitions they qualify for, with the second exclusion suspended.
They must also pay a fine of 200,000 euros, of which 100,000 euros is also suspended.
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