FRIDAY night football is coming back to East End in the New Year when the BT Sport cameras pitch up to beam the Pars live.

The broadcaster has chosen Athletic's Championship match with St Mirren - originally scheduled for January 27 - to be screened 24 hours before.

The game will now go ahead on Friday January 26 with a 7.45pm kick off, live on BT Sport 1.

It will be the second time this season that Athletic have been featured live by BT, having been on the box for their Betfred Cup tie with Hearts at Tynecastle in July.

This will be the third time in two seasons that Dunfermline and St Mirren have been picked for live coverage, following two meetings on BBC Alba last season.

A 4-3 home win for Allan Johnston's team last September was followed by a 1-0 success in Paisley two months later.

Dunfermline's last Friday night match was also at home in January in 2016, but ended in a 1-0 defeat to Airdrieonians in League One.

The Pars, who face the second-top Buddies a week on Saturday, won the first meeting between the clubs in September by a 3-0 scoreline.