THE Wanderers Supporters’ Trust has echoed Sharon Brittan’s message for fans ahead of Saturday’s clash with Wigan.

The Whites welcome Leam Richardson’s side to the UniBol for a highly anticipated League One derby match.

Yesterday, Brittan called on supporters to act “in a manner we can all be proud of” on Saturday afternoon.

“It is a great feeling that Wanderers supporters can once again look forward to forthcoming games with anticipation and excitement, and Saturday’s derby fixture with Wigan is no exception with another bumper crowd expected,” read a statement from the Wanderers Supporters’ Trust.

“With the team challenging at the right end of the table and playing an attractive and attacking style of football, the pride is being restored in our famous old club.

“That is why we support the recent messages from our chairman Sharon Brittan and Greater Manchester Police in calling for the derby game to pass peacefully with passions rightfully directed to supporting the teams on the pitch.

“Be loud, be proud and support your team in a manner that reflects well upon our great club.”

Over 20,000 fans are expected to attend the UniBol for the first league match between the sides since the 2018/19 campaign.

Greater Manchester Police also issued a message to supporters attending the game.

"As this is a huge fixture for both clubs, we're expecting a large number of fans who will be no doubt looking forward to the buzz and excitement this fixture brings," they added.

“As such, there will be an increased number of police patrols at this fixture to ensure the safety of all those in attendance and to make sure that everyone can enjoy this event and feel safe.

“We appreciate and respect the passion and support that people show for their teams, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy the match and have a good time."

Tickets are still available but will only be sold to supporters with a booking history with the club.

Anyone attending the game is asked to arrive in good time, with turnstiles opening at 1.30pm.

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