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Chasetown FC have confirmed their pre-season programme. New boss Scott Dundas will kick off his time in charge of The Scholars with a trip to near neighbours Heath Hayes on July 15. A journey to Alsager Town follows on July 22, before a Port Vale XI visit Chasetown three days later. Home friendlies against Sutton Coldfield Town on July 29 and August 1 round off the schedule. Dundas said further fixtures could be added: “I am looking at another two possible games – a long away day fixture on August 5 and another midweek fixture.” Meanwhile, the new manager has also unveiled his backroom team. Ex-Nantwich Town and Kidsgrove Athletic boss Anthony Buckle will be his assistant. Steve Harper – who has made more than 500 professional appearances for the likes of Burnley, Huddersfield and Port Vale – will be first team coach, while Dave Hamnett takes up the post of chief scout. John Birt will continue as goalkeeper coach.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.