POOLE Pirates will no longer ride at Kent Kings later this month, due to England's potential fixture at Euro 2020.

Should the Three Lions top Group D, they would then be in action again on Tuesday, June 29 in a last 16 battle at Wembley Stadium.

That match would have clashed with Kent's scheduled SGB Championship fixture against Poole.

And with concerns some fans would have not visited the speedway meeting and instead watched the football, Kent have agreed with Pirates to reschedule their contest to avoid any potential financial hit.

A statement from Kent Kings read: "Kent Speedway regret to announce that the SGB Championship fixtures at Central Park listed for Tuesday June 22 (vs Leicester Lions) and Tuesday June 29 (versus Poole Pirates) will both be rescheduled.

"The main reason for this decision is the interference to our normal attendance figure which will be caused by the England football team being featured on TV in the European Championship tournament on both days."

Len Silver, Kent co-promoter, told the club website: "The club cannot sustain the possible losses at a time when we have restricted crowds anyway due to the Covid situation, and I am not prepared to jeopardise our future."

Poole's trip to Kent has been moved to Tuesday, July 27.

Pirates revised fixture list:

June 22: Plymouth (a) (cup)

June 30: Kent (h)

July 13: Plymouth (a)

July 14: Glasgow (h)