IF ENGLAND win on Saturday Bury councillors have agreed to move their next meeting so everyone can watch the match.

Bury Council's next full meeting is scheduled for Wednesday but should the England squad succeed, on Saturday against Sweden, a political consensus has been reached that the meeting will be held on Thursday instead.

Council and Labour group leader Rishi Shori said: "After Eric Dier put the penalty away we checked forward and the next meeting is on the semi-final."

A quick call with the leader of the Tory group, Cllr James Daly, and the Lib Dem leader, Cllr Tim Pickstone, and the three parties were in agreement as was Mayor Cllr Jane Black. Moving the meeting by a day will not incur additional costs Cllr Shori added.

Cllr Shori said: "I was nine the last time England were in a world cup semi final, it's once in a lifetime for some people. And Kieran Trippier a Bury lad might be in the semi final, it's good for Bury to get behind it.

"I'll be watching it and it's up England to deliver it now, the last two days I've been in Birmingham and London, the country is gripped and the people in the borough are as well but if they lose we will stick to the original date."

Cllr Shori remains optimistic about England's chances, he said: "I think it is coming home. I absolutely do, I think Harry Kane is going to lead the charge, like Lineker from 1990."