TAUNTON Town have confirmed their pre-season schedule, adding a Bristol City XI fixture to matches with Bristol Rovers, Exeter City, Weymouth, Willand Rovers, Bridgwater Town and Bovey Tracey.

Their full friendly line-up is:
Taunton v Bristol Rovers (July 18, 7.45pm, Viridor Stadium)
Taunton v Exeter City (July 20, 7.45pm, Viridor Stadium)
Taunton v Weymouth (July 25, 7.45pm, Viridor Stadium)
Willand Rovers v Taunton (July 28, 7.30pm, Silver Street)
Bridgwater Town v Taunton (August 1, 7.45pm, Fairfax Park)
Taunton v Bristol City XI (August 4, 7.45pm, Viridor Stadium)
Bovey Tracey v Taunton (August 8, 7.45pm, WCR Ground)


TWO members of last season’s Peacocks squad have departed the Viridor Stadium.

Craig Veal ends his second spell at the club, joining Town’s South West Division rivals Bideford after 192 appearances.

The striker scored 16 goals last season, and his exit (after Jordan Rogers’ departure for Tiverton) leaves the Peacocks a little light up front, with Matt Wright and the returning Lewis Powell their only recognised frontmen.

Josh Searle, who has played as a wing-back and wide midfielder, has signed for Western League side Willand Rovers – meaning a potential Peacocks reunion in their friendly meeting on July 28 – after 102 games for Town.