Colchester United will take on Llandudno FC as part of their pre-season preparations this summer.

The U’s will travel to play the Welsh Premier League club next month, during their trip to Cheshire for a summer training camp.

Llandudno, who finished ninth in the table this season, are managed by former Tranmere Rovers and Doncaster Rovers midfielder Alan Morgan and played in the Europa League, this season.

Colchester head coach John McGreal said: “I’ve organised a game over there against Llandudno on the Friday night.

“They’re managed by an ex-Tranmere team-mate of mine, Alan Morgan. It will be a good test for us at that time.

“It’s about taking the team to different parts of the country.”

The Colchester squad will return to the Carden Park Hotel near Chester, where they stayed last year as part of their pre-season build-up, as they gear up for the 2017-18 campaign.

The U’s will use the trip as a way of building up their players’ fitness levels, at the impressive rural retreat.

McGreal said: “We’ve got a four-day break where we’ll go away again which really worked last year, as it was a new squad.

“It’ll be the same place in Cheshire again and the facilities there are fantastic.”

Colchester have also announced friendlies against Ipswich Town (July 25), a West Ham United XI (July 18), Braintree Town (July 22) and Maldon and Tiptree (July 8), as part of their build-up to the new League Two campaign.

“It’ll be a similar pre-season build-up to last summer,” said McGreal.

“We’ve met with (Sport Scientist) Stef (Russo) about the structure of it all but we have some good games in place and we’ll tune our training around those.”

Colchester’s first-team squad are due to report back for pre-season on Wednesday, June 28.

But some of them have been spending extra time at their Florence Park training base over the close season.

A host of U’s players missed chunks of the last campaign due to injury and some have been working hard on their rehabilitation, over recent weeks.

McGreal added: “They’re all in the gym at the moment, working hard to try and get themselves fit.

“There are some talented boys in that group of players who have been injured and it’s exciting to have them back.”