We are pleased to confirm that newly-arriving duo Andy Yiadom and David Meyler have both received permission to be involved in our first pre-season friendly fixture against Eastleigh this Saturday.
The contracts at Reading of Yiadom and Meyler, who will join from Barnsley and Hull City respectively, are set to activate on Sunday 1st July.
But both previous clubs have kindly granted permission for the players to be involved in the fixture, so they will be available for selection at the Silverlake Stadium.
Yiadom and Meyler could make their non-competitive debuts against the Spitfires, who also begin their pre-season games programme as they build up to another National League campaign.
Returning duo Adrian Popa and Yakou Meite, who were on loan last year with Al-Taawoun and Sochaux respectively, are also eligible for Paul Clement to select after they returned to pre-season with the rest of the squad at Hogwood on Monday. Callum Harriott has also returned to full training.
We will be without Jón Daði Böðvarsson, who has been on international duty at the World Cup with Iceland, as well as new recruit John O’Shea who begins his pre-season on Monday. Jordan Obita, Garath McCleary and Omar Richards continue their rehabilitation from their injuries.
Tickets for this fixture in Eastleigh are priced £7 for Adults, £5 for Over-60s, Under-18s and Students with NUS, and free for Under-7s.
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