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31 March 2016

The club and police issue reminders ahead of Shrewsbury Town match.

  • Latics play Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One on Saturday 2 April in all-ticket match.
  • Away allocation of 1,540 sold out and supporters without tickets urged not to travel.
  • Supporters reminded about use of flares and pitch encroachment.
Wigan Athletic and Greater Manchester Police have issued a joint reminder to supporters ahead of Latics’ Sky Bet One fixture against Shrewsbury Town at Greenhous Meadow this coming Saturday, 2 April.

With Latics having sold out their allocation of 1,540, no tickets will be available to away supporters on the day and those without tickets are being urged not to make the trip.

Ashley Keyte, Greater Manchester Police Football Liaison Officer, said: “We have been working closely with West Mercia Police in Shrewsbury in the build up to the game because the safety of all supporters is our number one priority.

“The game is all-ticket and there will be no away sales on the day, so the message is clear, if you haven’t got a ticket, please don’t travel.”

Supporters are also being reminded about the use of pyrotechnics including flares and smoke grenades, as well as pitch encroachment.

David Sharpe, Wigan Athletic Chairman, said: “The support this season has been unbelievable and you have travelled to games in big numbers. You’ve really got behind the team and created a brilliant atmosphere at away games, and you have been a real credit to the club.

“However, we must not allow the behaviour of a tiny minority affect the club’s good reputation. The use of flares and smoke devices and entering the field of play are illegal and could result both in the club being punished and the individuals appearing in court and getting football banning orders.

“So let’s all be sensible. Be loud, get behind Gary and the players, but of course stay within the law. We are all looking forward to a great climax to the season and the supporters will be a massive part of that. Enjoy Shrewsbury on Saturday, Up the Tics.”

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