Pre-season friendly dates

West Ham United are delighted to be able to confirm pre-season friendlies against non-league Grays Athletic and Kingstonian.

Aside from players late back after international duty this summer, the club are due to send a strong squad to take on Blue Square Premier outfit Grays Athletic at the New Rec on Sunday 12 July, with kick-off at 3pm.

Tickets, priced at £20 adults and £10 concessions, will go on sale through both West Ham and Grays Athletic in mid-June. The match will be all-ticket, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Last season, a West Ham United XI made the short trip along the A13 to Grays, going down to a 2-1 defeat. Zavon Hines was on target for the Hammers, while former West Ham trainee Ishmael Welsh was among the scorers for the home side.

Gianfranco Zola will send a West Ham United XI to face Ryman League Division One (South) champions Kingstonian at Kings Meadow on Friday 31 July, kick-off 7.45pm.

Division One (South) manager of the year Alan Dowson's side won their league by seven points to secure promotion to the Ryman League Premier Division, three steps below the Football League.

The club's pre-season tour arrangements will be confirmed in the near future. The Hammers will also stage the Bobby Moore Cup at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday 8 August against yet to be confirmed European opposition.

Fixtures for the 2009/10 Barclays Premier League season will be announced first on at 10am on Wednesday 17 June. The new season will commence on Saturday 15 August.