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Sutton v Aldershot preview and travel news

28 July 2023

Sutton's pre-season schedule of friendlies comes to a close on Saturday afternoon when National League Aldershot Town visit the VBS Community Stadium (kick off 3pm). It will be a first public outing for Sutton's new third choice predominantly all white kit.

After facing opposition who finished towards the top of the National League on Tuesday at Woking, who beat U's 2-0, Sutton this time come up against a side who were at the wrong end of the table for much of the season before finishing 18th, five points above the relegation zone. Manager Tommy Widdrington, who took over in April and saw Aldershot unbeaten for the six games in which he was in charge, has added two former Sutton players to his squad among a number of summer signings, securing the services of Coby Rowe and Kwame Thomas.

Sutton will be looking to finish the pre-season programme on a high note, having won the first two but failed to win any of the next three. Supporters are likely to see the newest addition to Matt Gray's squad, Omari Patrick, for the first time, and will recall that last season a defeat against Woking was followed by a victory against Bromley to round off the pre-season schedule.

Admission prices are £10 for adults, £6 for concessions and £2 for age 12-18, with under 12s admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult or concession. Seats are £4 extra in all cases. Tickets can be bought on line here or bought on the day at the ground. Aldershot supporters have their own link for away tickets here.

Season tickets are valid for the game and should be shown at the turnstile for admission, and anyone who hasn't yet bought one of our excellent value season tickets can do so online here, or at the downstairs club office before the game which will then enable them to use the season ticket for the game. Stand season ticket holders are advised to arrive in good time to ensure they can sit in their normal seat.

The home fan zone will not be open tomorrow, but bars will be open before the game for supporters to enjoy a pre-match drink, and while the MBA Lounge will be closed for a private party after the game the players' bar will be open.

Due to the rail strike on Saturday there are no trains through West Sutton. Southern are operating a half hourly service from Victoria via Mitcham Junction and a separate half hourly service via West Croydon, both calling at Sutton station, which is a 15-20 minute walk from the ground. Buses 80 and 413 both go past the ground from Sutton station. The Northern Line to Morden, from where you can also catch the 80 or 413, is running as normal.

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