FC CLACTON have confirmed their pre-season schedule, in the run-up to the new Thurlow Nunn League campaign.

Tom Austin's side have eight matches scheduled before their opening premier division fixture on Saturday, August 3.

First up is a trip to Harwich and Parkeston, who are managed by former Seasiders pair Kieron Shelley and Mike Wallace, on July 2.

After that they visit Matt Carmichael's Little Oakley on July 6 before two matches at Colchester's Philip Morant School - one against Stanway Pegasus on July 11 and the other against Wivenhoe Town on July 13.

Coggeshall Town pay a visit on July 16 before a trip to Heybridge Swifts on July 20.

Clacton's pre-season campaign finishes with back-to-back home matches, against Bostik League premier division neighbours Brightlingsea Regent on July 23 and Romford on July 27.