KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have confirmed that Football League opposition will head to Aggborough for pre-season – with Walsall and Cheltenham Town on their way to Worcestershire.

Russ Penn’s Harriers are gearing up for a new National League North season which is set to get underway on 14 August. The 2020/21 campaign was cut short after just three months, with the Reds flying high in the table at that point in January.

Their lengthy wait for a game will come to an end before that, though, with Cheltenham set to be the first team to visit Aggborough since the turn of the year when they travel for a friendly match on Tuesday, 20th July at 7:00pm.

The Robins were promoted from League 2 as Champions last season and have already bolstered their squad further with the summer additions of goalkeeper Owen Evans. Their trip to Kidderminster comes ahead of their League 1 term that will include matches against the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich and Sunderland.

Swiftly following that tie for Harriers is an Aggborough meeting with Walsall, with the League 2 Saddlers set to arrive on Saturday, 24th July at 3pm.

The pre-season campaign also includes away matches for Harriers against Stourport Swifts, Evesham United, Stratford Town, Halesowen Town and Worcester City.

It comes off the back of the news that the Club made Season Tickets available for the 2021/22 league season, with early sales said to be encouraging.

A club release said: “With 14 players already contracted to the club for the season ahead, everyone at Aggborough is excited for the beginning of the new season and the return of our loyal supporters.”

Season Tickets include entry to next season’s 21 league matches, with an Earlybird discount period running until mid-June.

Harriers are hopeful of a successful campaign, with the vast majority of last season’s squad signed up for the season ahead. Keith Lowe, Lewis Montrose, Omari Sterling-James and Sam Austin are among the names on board, with boss Penn saying of his cohort so far: “I’m beyond excited for the start of the new season and delighted that so many of the players have wanted to carry on what we’ve started.

“We’re fortunate in having been able to tie down so many of these boys, but that is also a testament to how much they enjoy it here and want to be a part of what we hope will be a successful future.”

Season Tickets as well as tickets for the Cheltenham and Walsall matches are on sale now. Friendly tickets must be purchased at Tickets for each fixture are £12 adults, £8 concessions and £1 U16s, with the club offering adult and family bundles where those wishing to attend both can make a saving.