Fleetwood Town to face PNE

Nathan Pond
Nathan Pond

Fleetwood Town will play Preston North End in a pre-season game to kick start Nathan Pond’s testimonial year.

The Deepdale club will visit Highbury on Saturday July 20.

Pond, 27, has been at Town for 10 years and has made 317 appearances for the club.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to the testimonial game against my home town club.

“I keep an eye on North End’s results because I’m from there but I’m not a fan.

“No matter what I’m Cod Army through and through.

“It’s one of our first pre-season games so it will be very important from the fitness perspective. My aim is to have a good pre-season and do my best to cement a starting place.”