St Albans City’s pre-season clash with Leyton Orient has moved from it’s original date leading to a number of changes being made to the club’s friendly schedule.

The Saints had been set to take on National League Orient on Saturday, July 28, but will now play Justin Edinburgh’s men on Tuesday, July 24.

The change of date comes at the request of Leyton Orient and will see the game kick-off at Clarence Park at 7.45pm.

City had been due to play Wingate & Finchley on the Tuesday night and that away game will now be played two days later as a result of the change to the Orient meeting.

The two games will form part of City’s pre-season schedule which gets underway on Saturday.

Northampton Town provide the opposition for St Albans' first friendly ahead of the new season when they visit Clarence Park for a 3pm kick-off.

Once the pre-season games are out of the way, St Albans will turn their attention to the matter of the National League South campaign.

At the time of going to press, St Albans were preparing to discover their fixture list for the 2018/19 campaign.

Ian Allinson will look to guide his side to a better finish than they managed last term after the Saints narrowly missed out on the play-off spots with a late season slump.

The new season gets underway on Saturday, August 4.

City already know one of their opponents for the new campaign after discovering who they will face in the Herts Charity Cup.

Their opponents will be familiar to Allinson and co as they take on a Hertford Town side who knocked them out of the Herts Senior Cup last season.

City will travel away from home for the clash which takes place at 7.45pm on Monday, July 30.

Should they secure victory, City will set up a semi-final clash with Potters Bar Town or Hemel Hempstead Town.

The club has also been able to confirm the continuation of two shirt deals ahead of the new campaign.

Main sponsor Oaklands College will once again adorn the front of City’s kits in a deal which sees the pairs’ over 10 year partnership extended once more.

Meanwhile, estate agents Cassidy & Tate have also signed up for a further year of sponsorship and will be visible on the back of City’s shirts.

Club secretary, Tom Norman spoke of the importance of securing the sponsorship before the 2018/19 season getting underway and praised both Oaklands and Cassidy & Tate for their support.

He told the club website: “To have Oaklands College along with Cassidy & Tate extending their sponsorship deals is a massive boost to the club.

“I’d really like to thank both parties for their support, especially given the current financial climate which makes it more difficult for local businesses.

“So to have two of the most established names in the City back on board is fantastic.”