*BS*Dover Athletic have announced the addition of Brighton & Hove Albion to their pre-season schedule.*BF*
Whites are now scheduled to face three Football League clubs during pre-season with Gillingham and Dagenham also sending strong squads to test Nicky Forster’s revamped squad.
The Championship side will send a team to Crabble on Saturday 14th July, expected to be a mix of first-teamers and young talent. Gus Poyet will spread his squad across two friendly matches on the day.
The Sussex club just missed out on a play-off spot in the Championship last season and are aiming to go one better next time round. The club moved into a new stadium last August and has recently started work on installing an extra 8,000 seats to bring the capacity up to 30,000.
New signings Steven Thomson, Mitch Walker and Daniel Webb are set to face their former club, plus ex-Seagull Nicky Forster may find his stepson Jake Forster-Caskey on the opposing side. The teenager made four Championship and two FA Cup appearances for Brighton last season.