ATHLETIC'S opening league match of the season has been moved for live television coverage.

Stevie Crawford's men had been scheduled to take on Dundee, relegated from the top flight last season, at East End on Saturday August 3.

However, after the SPFL announced the first round of fixtures selected for tv coverage, it has been announced the game will now take place on Friday August 2 at 7.05pm.

It is the first Championship match selected for broadcast by BBC Scotland, who will screen a further eight games from the division between August and November.