12.30pm kick-off for PNE's visit to Bamber Bridge

Paul Gallagher in action for PNE in last year's friendly against Bamber Bridge
Paul Gallagher in action for PNE in last year's friendly against Bamber Bridge

Preston North End's pre-season friendly against Bamber Bridge on Saturday will now kick-off at 12.30pm.

It is the second change of start time so to allow supporters to watch England's World Cup quarter-final clash with Sweden at 3pm.

England celebrate their penalty shoot-out win over Colombia on Tuesday night

England celebrate their penalty shoot-out win over Colombia on Tuesday night

The original 3pm kick-off at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium was initially changed to 1pm in the wake of England beating Colombia on penalties in the last 16 on Tuesday night.

And now the clubs have agreed to the even earlier start.

It will allow the annual friendly meeting to finish by 2.15pm, giving fans plenty of time to prepare to watch Gareth Southgate's men in action.

Brig will be showing the England game in their clubhouse.

Saturday's game is North End's first pre-season friendly, with all their summer signings set to feature.