WANDERERS fans have been warned to stay away from the University of Bolton Stadium this weekend – whatever the result.

The club has come under serious pressure from the Greater Manchester Police and council after fighting broke out on Saturday evening outside the ground as hundreds of supporters gathered in the hope of celebrating automatic promotion.

Bolton will be 200 miles away in Crawley hoping to get the result they need to cement a top three place but there are huge concerns within the club that supporters could be compelled to gather again.

Any further trouble – at the UniBol or down in West Sussex – will almost certainly impact on the safety certificates which must be issued to the stadium before they are allowed to bring fans back into the building for pre-season friendlies.

And that could mean smaller numbers than the expected 10,000 are allowed into the stadium when government rules on crowd gatherings are relaxed on May 17.

The football authorities have also taken note of the incident, leaving Wanderers with no choice but to make another appeal.

A police investigation is ongoing into trouble, in which fighting broke out and a locked exit door was barged open, prompting some individuals to enter into concourses, stairways and rooms which are off-limits to general public because of Covid-19 regulations.

The Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust has also added its voice to the club’s appeal, with a statement released to The Bolton News yesterday.

“The behaviour at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday displayed by a small number of individuals was very disappointing,” it read.

“As a result, we must reiterate both club and supporters’ trust messages issued before the weekend and that the rules and regulations currently in place need to be complied with by all members of society, not just football supporters.”