CRADLEY Town have announced a host of pre-season fixtures.
New manager Duane Darby has arranged some challenging contests for the Hammers including a game against Lye Town on Saturday, July 19.
That game will kick-off the pre-season schedule and will be followed by Alvechurch away on Tuesday, July 22, Earlswood Town at home on Saturday, July 26 and Atherstone Town at home on August 2.
Cradley's season in the West Midlands Premier League is set to get underway on Saturday, August 9.
They will now be joined by Gornal Athletic after the club accepted its 14 point deduction and relegation from the Midland Alliance for fielding ineligible players last season.
It will be early July before Cradley will find out if they have been accepted into this season's FA Cup.