Police have advised of disruption and a large operation in place ahead of tomorrow’s big East Lancs derby.
Blackburn Rovers will play Burnley in the Sky Bet championship on Saturday, October 24 at 12.30pm at Ewood Park.
Lancashire Police say officers policing the game will not tolerate anybody causing trouble and will take firm action against anyone behaving in an anti-social or violent manner.
Superintendent Julian Platt said: “This is an exciting fixture in this year’s football calendar and there will of course be plenty of friendly rivalry amongst both sets of supporters.
“We’ve worked closely with both football clubs in the planning of this week’s match and our aim is to keep people safe and to get people to and from the ground efficiently. “Extra officers will be on hand to assist supporters attending the match as well as stewards from both clubs.
“It is important to remember very few people attending football matches actually cause problems at the games as most supporters are there as ambassadors for their club and for their sport. I want to reassure people who will be at the game that we will not be letting a minority spoil what should be an occasion for all the family to enjoy.
“We will have the resources available on the day to deal with any incidents of damage or disorder and people should also be warned that as well as being dealt with on the day, we will also look to secure banning orders on offenders.”
Fans are being urged to use safe and secure car parks, keep cars locked with nothing valuable on display and look after personal belongings.
Fans can follow updates on the Blackburn with Darwen and Burnley Police Facebook pages and information will also be tweeted from @BurnleyPolice, @BurnleyFCPolice, @BlackburnPolice and @RoversPolice.