MALPAS boss Mark Jones has added to his coaching staff with the appointment of former Shawbury United manager Alan Smith.
The ex-Whitchurch Alport player is a former team-mate of Jones and was part of the same Shropshire Cup winning side.
Jones said: 'Alan will bring great experience on and off the pitch, and will help myself and my assistant Robbie McWilliams take this club on.'
The arrival of Smith comes after a young Malpas XI suffered a 6-0 loss in their first pre-season friendly at Nantwich.
The side included 16-year-old debutants Richard Sadler and Matthias Hutchinson and Tim Clarke, who was returning after 18 months out with a broken leg.
Other pre-season fixtures are: July 25 - Wem Town (h); July 29 - Stockport Georgians (h); August 1 - Middlewich Town (h); August 10 - Nantwich Town (h).
Any players wishing to train can attend on a Tuesday or Thursday (7pm).
Malpas FC want sponsors. Anyone interested can contact Robbie McWilliams on 07968846295. nMalpas Sports & Social club will host a sponsored fun run on Sunday, July 30 (11am). There will also be a family fun day on Sunday, August 13 from noon. Proceeds from the two events will be split between the British Heart Foundation and the development of an all-weather pitch at Malpas Sports & Social Club.