The Ammies are set to square off against rivals Leeds this evening for the first round of the Carabao Cup and GMP is taking no chances by fielding its own increased visible police presence around the Peninsula Stadium and Manchester's City Centre this evening.
Leeds fans will be heading across the Pennines to watch their club do battle with Salford FC and Police have been working with both clubs to ensure that it all goes off without a hitch as the cup rivals go head to head.
Chief Superintendent Stuart Ellison, Match Commander for the Salford City v Leeds United fixture, said:
“This Tuesday will see Salford City host Leeds United at the Peninsula Stadium for the first round of the Carabao Cup.
“We have been working closely with both clubs to ensure that everyone can enjoy the game in a competitive but safe environment.
“We expect the city centre and around the stadium to be busier than usual, so if you are travelling then plan your journey in advance and be mindful that it may take longer than usual.
“There will also be a visible police presence at the game and in the city centre prior to the match, so if you have any concerns before, during or after the match then please speak to one of our officers.”
Salford is competing for the first time for the Carabao Cup after its historic 3-0 Wembley victory against Fylde last season which saw them elevated to League Two. This also marks the first time that the teams will have met and it is sure to reignite old rivalries for the Ammies 'Class of 92' owners who have history with Leeds.
Roads around the area are expected to be extra busy tonight so ensure you take that into account if travelling.