Date: 27th May 2010 at 3:46pm
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Gills manager Andy Hessenthaler is making preparations for his return to the club by planning four more pre-season friendlies – taking the total to six.

The Gills will kick-off pre-season at Braintree of the Blue Square South on July 9, before a trip to their divisional rivals Bromley the following day.

A game with a third Blue Square South side – newly-promoted Dartford – follows on July 13, while the final of the newest additions to the fixture list will be a game at Croydon Athletic on Saturday July 31.

The Gills have already announced a home game with League One Peterborough on July 20 and a trip to Hessenthaler’s former club Dover on July 24.

Hearts will also travel to the Priestfield on Thursday 29th July, to provide the Gills with their toughest pre-season test to date.