*BS*Dover Athletic will give Belgian neighbours VG Oostende a warm welcome to Perrys Crabble.*BF*
Oostende should bring not only a unique occasion and atmosphere to the game but also another test of Martin Hayes’ revamped squad.
The manager’s summer signings have injected a clear strength and combative edge to the team, plus their individual quality and experience of a higher level of football.
Leadership from the likes of former Rushden pair Michael Corcoran and Shane Huke has been a key ingredient in the early pre-season victories and solid performances. The first team squad have conceded just three goals in four games.
Following Oostende’s visit, Martin Hayes’ former club Arsenal come to Perrys Crabble on Wednesday evening.
Liam Brady, Arsenal’s head of youth development, will bring a strong reserve side. Their squad is likely to include first team fringe players such as Henri Lansbury, Sanchez Watt, Chuks Aneke and Luke Freeman.
Arsenal reserves’ pre-season results so far are: 3-0 victory at Woking, 9-0 at Hastings, a 1-0 win at Stevenage and 7-1 vs Boreham Wood on Friday.
Please come to the ground early on Wednesday as we are expecting a bumper crowd.
*BS*WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST: DOVER vs ARSENAL RESERVES
– 7.45pm kick-off at Perrys Crabble, CT17 0JB*BF*