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Match Preview: Bamber Bridge And Chorley

8 July 2016

Preston North End kick-off their pre-season schedule at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, where they will face Bamber Bridge.

In the annual pre-season game, both sides will go head to head on Friday 8th July, 7pm kick-off, as Simon Grayson's summer schedule gets underway. 

The PNE boss looks set to have a fully fit squad to choose from, aside from long-term absentee Stevie May. 

North End are also in action the following day as they make the trip to Victory Park on Saturday 9th July, 3pm kick-off. 

All of our summer signings could make their debuts on Friday night, and January signing Liam Grimshaw could also make his first appearance. Chris Humphrey could also make his return to first team action after being included in the matchday squad for the final game of the 2015/16 season after injury. 

There will be two different Xls in each half for both games, so fans will see plenty of new faces in action over the two friendlies. 

Speaking ahead of the match, Simon Grayson said: "They are two good games, the players have had just over a week or so of training, predominantly double sessions, so we will go to Bamber Bridge on Friday, then Chorley on Saturday with a strong squad. 

"There will be a different team for 45 minutes of each game to ease the players into the work that they are going to be doing. 

"It's going to be nice for the players to get out on the pitch and get some proper game time, and it will be nice for the supporters to be able to see the new players." 

Admission Prices

Entry to the match against Bamber Bridge on Friday 8th July is as follows: 

Adults £8
Concessions £5 
11 tp 16-year-olds £1 
Under 11s - free 

Entry for the friendly against Chorley at Victory Park is priced at £5 for all, with U12s free when accompanied by an adult. 

Coverage

We will have live updates on our Twitter and Facebook accounts, with a match report  online at PNE.Com after the game. 

Both games will be live streamed on PNE PlayerHD with full commentary from Jonathan Breeze, on air ten minutes prior to kick-off. 

You can sign up to PNE PlayerHD from just £4.49 a month now by clicking here. 

Directions 

Sir Tom Finney Stadium

Head south on Sir Tom Finney Way towards Moor Park Avenue, then continue to follow the road before turning left onto Stanley Street towards A6.

Continue on the A6 then at the roundabout, take the second exit onto London Way/A6. 

At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Brownedge Road and the stadium will be on the left. 

Address: Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Irongate, Brownedge Road, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6UU. 

Victory Park 

Get on to the M61, and then take junction eight towards A6/Chorley. Follow the A674 and the A6 to Duke Street and then turn left on to Ashby Street and the Chorley FC will be on the left. 

Address: Victory Park,Duke Street, Chorley, PR7 3DU.


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