Ticketless Ipswich Town fans planning to travel to Norwich for Championship play-off clash urged to stay at home

Ipswich's Paul Anderson (centre) scores past Norwich's Martin Olsson (right) during the Sky Bet Cham

Ipswich's Paul Anderson (centre) scores past Norwich's Martin Olsson (right) during the Sky Bet Championship, Play Off Semi Final, First Leg at Portman Road. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Ipswich Town fans thinking of travelling to the Norwich game on Saturday without a ticket have been urged to stay at home by the club.

Around 2,000 Blues fans are expected at Carrow Road for the second leg of the crucial Championship play-off semi-final on Saturday (kick-off 12.15pm).

The first leg at Portman Road ended in a 1-1 draw last Saturday with a Wembley play-off final at stake.

An Ipswich Town spokesman said: “Obviously it is a massive game for both clubs. We have got a 2,000 strong Blue Army going to Carrow Road to out-sing the home fans. It should be a fantastic occasion but please, if you have not got a ticket, please don’t travel.

“Stay at home and watch it in Suffolk – don’t travel to the ground.”

Meanwhile, police have urged Ipswich and Norwich fans to keep a lid on their emotions at the weekend.

Norfolk Police chief superintendent Nick Davison said: “By the end of this match we will know who is going to Wembley and continues in their quest for promotion to the Premier League.

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“As the police commander, I expect elation and dismay in equal measures. Please don’t let these emotions spill over.”

He added: “Our focus will be on those whose behaviour spoils everyone else’s enjoyment and to manage areas where we have seen issues before at other matches as fans travel to and from the stadium.”

Police will be signposting Town fans arriving by train and coach to the stadium via Lower Clarence Road, Clarence Road and Carrow Road, as they did when the teams last met on March 1.

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