KENDAL Town FC are set to return to the pitch after restrictions allowed them to get back into action.

The Mintcakes will be facing the Kendal Reserves in a friendly match as part of the Bill Robson Cup.

The game will be a welcomed return to play for both teams who have been unable to play consistently since the beginning on the Covid pandemic.

The Bill Robson cup was set up in December 2020 and was named in honour of the former player.

Bill, who was from Kendal, played for and managed Netherfield FC and was the inspiration for the competition.

The competition began last year and opened with a 3-0 victory for Kendal Town against Crookland Casuals.

Kendal hopes that the competition will be an ideal warm up exercise for the future season, as well as honour the memory of the local sports figure.

Kendal FC returned to training last week and have decided to remain in smaller groups of ten for the time being to ensure the safety of its players and their families.

Manager Chris Humphrey stated last week that safety was the number one priority for Kendal as practise resumed.

Jay Rossi said: "We are very much looking forward to playing some football over the next few weeks.

"We start on Thursday night as our firsts and reserves play each other in the Bill Robson Cup.

"It will be a good workout for both teams and then we host Carlisle United Reserves on Tuesday night another challenge but one which will be of huge benefit to the team.

"The friendly fixtures arranged are tough and good challenges as we prepare for next season."

Unfortunately, the game will be played behind closed doors and no fans will be admitted watching at this time.

This situation is hoped to be changed when restrictions are eased, and the rules allow the club to bring spectators back onto the premises.

Kendal Town has high hopes for the upcoming season and after months of lockdown have used the time given to them to add several new faces to their squad as well as bring in new coaching staff which will further boost the team's already high level of training.

The club is excited to welcome fans back when possible when restrictions are eased.