Fleetwood Town move Preston friendly to avoid clash with Blackpool

Joey Barton's side will now take on Preston on Friday, July 26
Joey Barton's side will now take on Preston on Friday, July 26

Fleetwood Town's pre-season friendly against Preston North End has been moved to a Friday night to avoid a clash with Blackpool's home game.

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Joey Barton's men were due to take on the Championship side at Highbury on Saturday, July 27.

However, their Fylde coast neighbours Blackpool are due to take on Blackburn Rovers at the same time.

On police advice, Fleetwood's game has now been rearranged for a 7.45pm kick-off on Friday, July 26.