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

The EFL has reminded all supporters to remain vigilant at all times at this weekend's play-off finals at Wembley.

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017, 1:54 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 10:04 pm

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.

Huddersfield take on Reading in the Championship play-off final on Saturday before Blackpool face Exeter City on the Sunday.

The EFL said: "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.

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"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."