Long Eaton United can now confirm six pre-season friendlies have been arranged for their build up to the 2016/17 season with another three matches against decent opposition awaiting confirmation.
The pick of the matches are against Football League opposition and both will be played at Grange Park, it is expected there will be bumper crowds for both. League 2, Notts County will be first to play on Saturday 16th July then, 10 days later, The Blues entertain League 1 Chesterfield.
Long Eaton kick off the pre-season friendlies with an away match against local side, Hucknall Town, the other confirmed away match is against Hull based, Hall Road Rangers FC. On the home front there are matches against Staveley WMFC and Clipstone FC.
A - Sat.9th July. Hucknall Town FC
Tues 12th July. tbc
A - Wed 13th July. tbc
H - Sat 16th July. Notts County FC - Home
H - Wed 20th July. Staveley WMFC - Home
A - Sat 23rd July. Hall Road Rangers FC - Away
H - Tues 26th July. Chesterfield FC - Home
H- Sat 30th July - Clipstone FC
UNITED STRENGTHEN SQUAD
With the new season fast approaching, the new management team have been hard at work focusing on strengthening the squad. They will be bringing in players to bolster all positions on the pitch, some from teams up in the Evostik divisions. Every player from last season will begin training on 21st June along with the first of the new signings which have been announced today.
Two new defenders join the club, Dion Miekele comes over form Evostik 1st Division South side Basford Utd. and Paul Lister joins from Belper. Also signing for The Blues is Midfielder Leon Osborne who joins from West Yorkshire side, Farsley Celtic. Dion will also become match day Captain and L.E's own Paulo Piliero will be Club Captain and match day Vice Captain.
There will be more signings announced later in the week and soon after, in-depth interviews with all the new signings.