EFL remind fans to be vigilant at Wembley play-off finals

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Police have implemented extra security measures for this Sunday’s play-off final at Wembley following Monday night’s terror attack in Manchester.

It comes after last night's terror attack at Manchester Arena, where 22 died and 59 people were injured following an explosion at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.

Exeter City and Blackpool supporters have been advised to arrive at the national stadium as early as possible on Sunday for security checks, and to avoid any delays ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

An FA spokesperson said: “Fan safety is of paramount importance and we have robust security measures in place at Wembley Stadium. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Police and the local authorities there will be an enhanced security operation for all upcoming events.

“All supporters are encouraged to arrive for events at Wembley Stadium as early as possible for security checks and to avoid any delays in entering the stadium.”

The EFL said it will liaise with security and counter terrorism officials to ensure a safe and secure environment is provided.

It added: "The thoughts and prayers of everyone associated with the EFL and its 72 Clubs are with all those affected by last night’s terrible events in Manchester.

"The EFL is fully aware of the security issues that football and other sporting events currently face and whilst there have been no specific threats in this country, our Security Advisor will be liaising with Wembley Stadium, the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) and the Metropolitan Police to ensure the arrangements in place provide a safe and secure environment for all supporters attending this weekend’s Play-Off Final matches.

"The safety of fans remains our highest priority. The EFL takes security issues extremely seriously and we would urge all supporters planning to be at Wembley Stadium to be vigilant of their surroundings at all times, stay alert and not be alarmed."