Town face tough opposition in the next couple of weeks when Walsall Under 21s, Worcester City and Leamington also visit Stratford — a point not lost on manager Carl Adams.

“I just shows how far we have come as a club when we can attract such quality opposition in pre-season,” said Adams. No doubt we might take a couple of hammerings somewhere along the line but it’s not about results and we will hopefully have benefitted from having such tough games.

“I think that Kidderminster are bringing their first-team squad on Saturday and know that Worcester will be doing the same so there should be plenty of quality on show in those games.

“We have just been concentrating on fitness in our training so far so this will be an opportunity to see how the side is looking on the pitch. It will be last season’s squad with just the two additions, Joe Halsall and Harvey Headley, although I might give a run out to a couple of triallists.”

Town have been given away ties in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy competitions for next season.

In the FA Cup, Town will travel to either Blaby & Whetstone Athletic or Harborough Town on Saturday 30th August. The winners will be at home to Sporting Khalsa, Pegasus Juniors, St Andrews or Tipton Town.

In the FA Trophy, they visit St Ives Town (Cambridgeshire) on Saturday 18th October. The winners will be at home to Stafford Rangers or Rugby Town.

Town have also announced that ticket prices will stay the same for next season at £8 for adults and £5 for concessions. Season tickets are also available by contacting the club.

Ticket prices for the pre-season friendlies are £5 adults and £3 concessions.