Road closures in Preston as big crowds expected at Deepdale for PNE v Aston Villa game

Big crowds are expected at Deepdale on Saturday
Big crowds are expected at Deepdale on Saturday
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Roads will be closed in Preston on Saturday due to an expected large crowd for the football

Preston North End take on Aston Villa at Deepdale on Saturday, and police say the away tickets allocation has all been sold, and they are expecting a high number of coaches to travel to Deepdale.

Between 1pm and 6pm there will be a number of road closures in the area.

Moor Park Avenue will be closed and there will be limited access to Bill Shankley Crescent and Lowthorpe Road between the junctions with Blackpool Road and St Gregory's Road.

Sergeant Paul McLernon of Preston Police said: "I hope these arrangements do not affect properties unduly. We understand the inconvenience this cases to residents and we will of course make every effort to keep the roads open if safe to do so."

Kick off for the match is at 3pm.