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Jack Harper hits the mark again in draw with Almeria (1-1)

Jack Harper.
Jack Harper. / Jorge Rey
  • Scotland under-19 international Jack Harper scored the opener for the Blue and Whites with a bullet header from a Federico Ricca cross

Malaga missed out on just their second win of preseason after a second-half equaliser from the penalty spot from Sekou levelled the scores in the side's 1-1 draw with Almeria at the Marbella Football Centre on Tuesday.

Scotland under-19 international Jack Harper scored the opener for the Blue and Whites with a bullet header from a Federico Ricca cross in the ninth minute. This was his second goal of preseason, following his winner in the 1-0 win over Extremadura in Coín two weeks ago.

Harper, who played for the reserves last year following a move from Brighton and Hove Albion, looks set to be the only recognised forward in the squad going into the opening game in Lugo on 18 August. With Youssef En-Nesyri set to join Michael Santos at Leganés, Harper could be set to be given the chance by coach Juan Ramón Muñiz.

The Marbella-born 22-year-old played 64 minutes on Tuesday before being replaced by En-Nesyri.

Malaga will next be in action on Saturday as they head to El Maulí to take on Antequera. The game kicks off at 9pm with tickets available (five or ten euros) from 7pm at the box office.

This is likely to be the penultimate friendly before the start of the season, with the Trofeo Costa del Sol game at La Rosaleda still to come.