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Andy Hessenthaler set for Watford reunion as Dover Athletic announce pre-season friendly against the Premier League club

Dover Athletic have secured a pre-season friendly against Premier League new boys Watford.

Whites boss Andy Hessenthaler will face his old club at Crabble on August 6.

Dover Athletic manager Andy Hessenthaler Picture: Alan Langley
Dover Athletic manager Andy Hessenthaler Picture: Alan Langley

Hessenthaler made his name in Watford’s midfield, making 217 appearances in five seasons before joining Gillingham in 1996.

“I have a lot of great memories from my time with Watford and I was delighted to see them get promoted,” Hessenthaler told Dover’s website.

“I think it’s great for us as a club that they are going to send a team down to play us and I am really looking forward to it.”

Whites take on Football League opposition on July 31 when League 2 Stevenage visit Crabble.

Other confirmed friendlies are: July 17 Ashford (home), July 20 Deal (away), July 24 Folkestone (home), August 3 Whitstable (away), August 7 Tonbridge (away).

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