Lichfield City boss Jay Hawkins says his players are raring to go ahead of his side’s first pre-season friendly this weekend.

Hawkins’ men welcome Southern League Division One Central outfit Coleshill Town to the City Ground on Saturday (July 13).

Town finished mid-table in the Step 4 division last season and Hawkins knows his side will face a tough test against a team playing their football two steps higher on the non-league pyramid.

Hawkins said: “We want to test ourselves against good sides and that is something we have thought about when arranging the pre-season.

“We have kept the majority of the squad from last season together and will be looking to add one or two new faces before the season starts.

“The lads have been back a couple of weeks now and although I am slightly old-school with regards to getting them running, they have had the chance to work with the ball in all the sessions so far and I am looking forward to seeing them in action.”

Kick-off for Saturday’s fixture is 3pm with entry £3 for adults and £1 concessions.

For a full list of pre-season friendlies, click here.

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July 9, 2019

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