Three more new faces join the Wasps
Matt has made two more additions to the squad.
Winger Orlando Smith was with Margate last season while we have also signed two players who were at Gillingham earlier in their careers - wide man Jack Conway and midfielder Jayden Gildea.
Look out for more on the new players in the next few days.
Crawley friendly on Tuesday
A reminder that we are hosting two pre-season games for Harry Kewell's Crawley Town this week. On Tuesday the Reds face Championship club Ipswich Town (7.30pm) before taking on Charlton on Saturday (3pm). Admission is £10 adults, £5 concessions and £1 for under-18s.
Please note there is no spectator parking available at the ground for this fixture. Please use alternative car parks in East Court or De La Warr Road.
League opener at home
Wasps will be at home when the new-look Bostik League campaign kicks off on August 11.
Wasps won 7-1 against an Academy team from Woking at East Court on Saturday. In a one-sided contest our goals were scored by Sid Sollis, who got a hat-trick, Charlie Postance (2), Leo Mazzone and Jack Conway.
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Manager Matt Longhurst revealed the news after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Burgess Hill Town at East Court in our first pre-season game, when Michael Wilson was on target from a free kick in the first half.
On the signing of Joe Tennant, he said: "I’m delighted to have the chance to work with Joe who again comes with a good pedigree having been Colchester United previously. He very much fits the mould as he’s only 20 but he’s a mobile ball playing centre-back but equally strong in the air and I expect us to help Joe achieve his aim of getting back to the level he wants to be at.
“The squad is slowly taking shape. I am still looking at getting two more in before the end of pre-season and myself and Jay are working hard to make sure we get the right quality to add to what we have already. We have had a good start to pre-season with lots of positives but there is lots of work to be done.
Wasps have been drawn at home to Bostik League rivals South Park in the preliminary round of the FA Cup. The tie at East Court will take place on August 25. In the FA Trophy, our preliminary round opponents will be either Romford or Great Wakering Rovers, away from home. This tie will take place on Saturday October 13.
Action from Saturday's 7-1 pre-season win over Woking Academy
Sat 7 Burgess Hill Town (h) Drew 1-1
Tues 10 K Sports (a) Won 2-0
Sat 14 Woking (h) 3pm Won 7-1
Sat 21 Whitehawk (a) 3pm
Tues 24 Lordswood (a) 7.45pm
Thurs 26 Eastbourne Town (a) 7.45pm
Sat 28 Sutton Athletic (a) 3pm
Fri 3 Lewes (h) 7.30pm
Tues 7 Hailsham Town (h) 7.30pm
We are also hosting two pre-season games for Crawley Town
Tues 17 July v Ipswich Town (7.30pm)
Sat 21 July v Charlton Athletic (3pm)
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