Andy Myers' men continued their pre-season preparations as a behind-closed-doors friendly got their match action off to a positive start

Our development squad have been back in training since the turn of the month and made a step up in their preparations for the new season with a comfortable win over Charlton's under-23 side following a couple of in-house games over the last two weeks.

Saturday's opening goal was courtesy of a fine Thierno Ballo strike before George Nunn added a second after half-time.

The young Blues will begin our season on the road, week commencing 7 September as our EFL Trophy group was confirmed last week. Further details on the competition’s fixtures will follow in due course.

Our club photographer was close to the action against Charlton and a selection of his shots can be seen below...