TAUNTON Town have confirmed their busy pre-season programme as they prepare for their 2024-25 campaign in the Southern League.

The games will be new manager Richard Luffman's first chance to see his squad in action before the Peacocks' opening league fixture on August 10.

The pre-season schedule kicks off on July 4 with a visit to Western League side Street. 

Fans can also enjoy a Somerset derby as Taunton travel to Bridgwater United on Friday, July 5 for a 7.45pm kick-off.

There will also be away matches against Bishops Lydeard (July 10), Nailsea & Tickenham (July 12) and Willand Rovers (July 19), before the Peacocks face Cribbs FC - Luffman's former club - on Monday, July 22.

That will be followed by away friendlies against Clevedon Town (July 23) and Bishops Cleeve (July 26).

Their campaign will end with their only home game against Southern League Premier Central outfit Bedford Town at Wordsworth Drive on August 3.

The programme also includes the semi-final of the Somerset Premier Cup, when Town travel to Larkhall Athletic in the week commencing July 15.

If they win that tie, they will play in the Somerset Premier Cup Final on July 31.