Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard hopes Anthony Jeffrey and Danny Woodards can play some part in Saturday's final pre-season friendly at Hemel Hempstead Town (kick-off 3pm).

Winger Jeffrey has yet to feature for Wood since returning on a season-long loan from Forest Green Rovers where he sustained an ankle injury towards the end of last season.

Meanwhile, full-back Woodards made his return from a foot injury in Tuesday's goalless draw with Stevenage at Meadow Park. He had missed the last three friendly fixtures after pulling out of the win over Arsenal at short notice.

"Woody trained yesterday for the first time in ten days and the physio (Megan Reid) has passed him fit," said Garrard.

"I want him to eke him back in - I don't want to put him in for 90 minutes. He will train on Thursday and Friday with the potential of getting some minutes on Saturday. Then he's got a full week's training before Forest Green Rovers.

"AJ will look to get some minutes on Saturday all being well. He was in again today (Tuesday) with Megan. The idea is for him to have two sessions and get minutes on Saturday."

Minutes in pre-season have been carefully monitored with few players completing a whole game. But with the season opener against Forest Green Rovers edging closer, Garrard plans to change that policy against the Tudors on Saturday.

"I will look at the minutes they've played and where we are in terms of injuries," he explained.

"Ideally we're looking to go there and play 11 players for 90 minutes. But I've got to look at where they are and how they get through Thursday and Friday."

Dean Brennan's Hemel will have played twice this week as they prepare for the National League South season which begins with a trip to Eastbourne Borough. On Tuesday they beat AFC Dunstable 3-2 and on Thursday they visit Isthmian Premier Division side Harrow Borough.

There has been plenty of change at Vauxhall Road this summer after the Tudors narrowly missed out on a play-off place last season. Victory over Whitehawk would have ensured a crack at promotion but the Hawks ran out 3-0 winners to clinch fifth place on the final day.

Former Wood defender Ben Herd, who played in the 2015 Conference South Play-Off Final, is among those to have departed, reuniting with Ian Allinson at St Albans City.

Striker Morgan Ferrier, who was briefly on trial at Meadow Park this summer, left in search of first-team football and has since turned out for Peterborough United and Swindon Town. Goalkeeper and Player of the Year Jamie Butler has joined National League outfit Braintree Town.

There have been plenty of arrivals too though, with Whitehawk duo Jake Robinson and Jordan Rose joining Town from the Sussex side.

Closer to home, Kings Langley pair Mitchell Weiss and Callum Adebiyi have signed after helping Kings to the Southern League Division One Central title last term.