MALVERN Town FC has not been drawn in the 2020/21 FA Cup, but there was better news from another competition.

The Hillsiders said they were "disappointed" to have missed out on the next edition of the FA Cup.

A club spokesman said: "Unfortunately we have not been one of the Step 6 clubs to be drawn to participate in the 2020/21 FA Cup competition.

"The competition can accommodate 737 participating clubs for the 2020/21 season. This means the number of clubs admitted to the competition from Step 6 has increased to 74.

"Draws were conducted for each of the 20 divisions at Step 6 to determine which clubs would be accepted from those that had applied.

"From the 20 Step 6 divisions, 14 were allocated four entries into the competition, while the remaining six divisions were each allocated three entries.

"The number of entries allocated to each division was also determined by a draw.

"Sadly we were not one of the lucky teams to be drawn. We will, however, participate in the FA Vase, a competition that we did well in last term."

However, Malvern Town has made the cut for the Buildbase FA Vase.

The club is one of 612 to be competing in next season's edition and, following the Hillsiders' adventure last time, where they reached the third round proper, they are exempt until the first round proper this time around.

The first round takes place on on October 31 following two qualifying rounds, with a potential £30,000 prize for the winner of the competition.

With the players back in pre-season training, The club has also now announces its pre-season friendly matches for the first-team.

All games are to be played behind closed doors, with fans not allowed. The fixtures are as follows:

- Thursday August 6 v Lye Town (H)

- Saturday August 8 v Gala Wilton (H)

- Saturday August 15 v Bewdley Town (A)

- Friday August 21 v Stourport Swifts (H)

- Tuesday August 25 v Lydney Town (A)

- Saturday August 29 v Worcester City (H)

A Club spokesman said: "Please note that currently, all home pre-season friendlies for the development and youth teams will also be played behind closed doors.

"The only access will be for one parent per player under the age of 18 that is involved in the particular game."