Preston North End’s opening game of the new Championship season against Middlesbrough at Deepdale is to be screened live on television.
Sky Sports have comfirmed the match will kick-off at noon on Sunday, August 9.
The match should whet the appetite of all North End supporters as they hope to see their team get off to a winning start in the Championship.
Middlesbrough will be no pushovers though. The Teesiders finished in fourth spot last season – just four points outside the automatic promotion places.
They were beaten by Norwich City at Wembley in the play-off final – the day after PNE sealed promotion from League One.