Five new Swifts signings set to face Basildon United

FIVE of Heybridge’s summer signings are due to get a run out in tomorrow’s (July 8) pre-season opener at Basildon United.

Keeper Darren Behcet, defender Ryan Henshaw and midfielder Harrison Chatting are all set to start against the Essex Senior League side, and strikers Luke Callander and Joshua Fagbohun are also likely to get some game time.

Returning winger Sam Bantick, keeper Danny Sambridge and defender Jack Cawley will not be available as they are all recovering from injuries.

Swifts manager Jody Brown said: “We will also use the game to look at seven or eight trialists.

“It’s all about minutes and match specific conditions for the minds of the players at this point – results aren’t overly important.

“I do hope to see a competitive edge present in everyone but no risks will be taken physically as setbacks at this stage can destroy players’ preparations for the season.”