The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) believe postponing fixtures this weekend is a missed opportunity to pay respect to The Queen following her death.

Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday afternoon, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

All matches in the Premier League, EFL and National League this weekend have been postponed as a mark of respect.

Wanderers were due to face Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road on Saturday afternoon but will now play their next game at MK Dons on Tuesday, September 13.

Many supporters had already spent money on travel and accommodation, while clubs also face a potential financial hit with matches likely to be rescheduled to midweek.

Rugby league, rugby union, golf and cricket will resume this weekend, while the Great North Run will also go ahead.

The FSA say many fans would have preferred the opportunity to mourn and pay respect to The Queen alongside others.

An official statement read: “We believe football is at its finest when bringing people together at times of huge national significance – be those moments of joy or moments of mourning.

“Our view, which we shared with the football authorities, is that most supporters would have liked to go to games this weekend and pay their respect to The Queen alongside their fellow fans.

"Not everyone will agree, so there was no perfect decision for the football authorities, but many supporters will feel this was an opportunity missed for football to pay its own special tributes.

“As usual, the Football Supporters’ Association will be collating advice about supporters’ entitlements regarding expenses incurred relating to postponed games this weekend."

Many Wanderers fans have also shared their thoughts on the decision to postpone all fixtures this weekend.

Andrew Wilkinson wrote: “A woman who has served her country and beyond for over 70 years, of course it’s the right decision. Football can resume from Tuesday onwards and next Saturday we can pay our respects.”

Neil Chapman added: “I think it would’ve been nice to continue with the fixtures, and for the players and fans to pay their respects with a minute’s silence and the national anthem. Totally understandable that it has all been cancelled though.”