Midfielder Ryan Horne under the spotlight

FINED: AFC Sudbury have been fined �300 for their part in the abandoned game with Hendon in January
FINED: AFC Sudbury have been fined �300 for their part in the abandoned game with Hendon in January

Midfielder Ryan Horne, releaased by Cambridge United at the end of last season, is training with AFC Sudbury and will be in the squad for tomorrow night’s first pre-season match at home to Histon (7.45pm).

“We are having a look at him,” said AFC manager Jamie Godbold, who oversaw the club’s first pre-season training session on Monday night.

AFC have 12 pre-season games, the latest to be arranged the visit of an Ipswich Town X1 on Monday, August 1.

More games means more of the players will have had a full 90 minutes before the season starts.

“Last season we were conscious that only a few had had 90 minutes, and we need to be fitter and stronger for the new challenge,” said Godbold.

AFC, champions of Ryman League Division One North last season, kick off the Premier Division season on August 13.

The fixtures are due out mid-July.

Godbold is still in talks with yet to re-sign Danny Cunningham.

“We are trying to find a deal that’s right for both parties,” added Godbold.

On Tuesday an AFC X1 travels to Mildenhall, with another AFC X1 hosting Haverhill Rovers (7.45pm).

n Week 10 winners in the AFC Sudbury Gold fundraiser are: £100 I Haynes, 254, Gaol Lane, Sudbury; £10 Mrs E Rash, 229, Kersey Ave Gt Cornard; £10 Miss M Andrews, 233, Constable Rd, Sudbury.