Preston North End get their pre-season schedule underway on Saturday afternoon with the annual trip to face Bamber Bridge.
Ryan Lowe will take his side to the Sir Tom Finney Stadium for the first time, but it’s certainly not a new fixture to supporters and some of the players.
It’s become tradition for PNE’s preparations to kick off with a game against Brig, however last season’s meeting proved slightly different to normal.
The Lilywhites were all set to head to Irongate before a downpour of rain and a waterlogged pitch meant the fixture had to be moved behind closed doors at Euxton, where North End came out 8-3 winners.
All being well though, this time it will be Brig to play hosts, and fans are of course welcome to attend, with tickets available on the turnstiles for £10 for adults and £5 for any concessions. Kick-off is 3pm.
Payment on the turnstiles can be made by cash or card, and supporters are advised to arrive at the ground in plenty of time ahead of kick-off due to the expected crowd.
Gates will be open from 12 noon, with the clubhouse bar and outdoor bar both open to supporters. Refreshments will also be available on the day.
Please note, there is no parking for spectators at the ground, and supporters driving to the stadium have been asked by Bamber Bridge to be considerate of their neighbours and nearby houses.
It could be a first opportunity for North End fans to lay their eyes on new signings Freddie Woodman and David Cornell, while many of the scholars and young professionals who have been training with the first team may also get a run-out.
PNE will play in their 2021/22 red third kit on Saturday afternoon, while the home strip for the new season is set to arrive ahead of the Getafe game in Alicante on 12th July.
Bamber Bridge enjoyed a positive campaign last term, pushing for the Play-Offs all year long in the Northern Premier League, however they missed out by a matter of two points.
Jamie Milligan’s side will take on some strong Football League opposition before their new season starts, with Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers also heading to Irongate in July.
You can follow coverage of the fixture across our social media channels and on PNE.Com before, during and after the game.