Hastings United announce first friendly - and invite Ed Sheeran to it!

Hastings United have issued a cheeky invite to Ed Sheeran after revealing they will be welcoming Ipswich under-23s to The Pilot Field for a July friendly.

Singer songwriter Sheeran is Ipswich's most famous fan and a big sponsor of the Portman Road club and Hastings CEO Billy Wood - who used to work in the music business - was quick to let him know of the match.

The Us welcome the U23 Tractor Boys on Wednesday, July 20 (7:45pm) as part of their build-up to their attack on the Isthmian premier division following their Isthmian south east title win.

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Wood described the match on Twitter as 'something a bit different' then asked: "Fancy it @edsheeran..?"

Ed Sheeran at an Ipswich game / Picture: Getty

As yet, there's been no reply from him...