Important supporter information for Shrewsbury Town game

Wolves host Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fourth round replay on Tuesday night, with a televised fifth round trip to Bristol City the prize.

A small minority of home and away supporters were involved in disorder inside and outside Shrewsbury’s Montgomery Waters Meadow during and after the 2-2 draw last month.

The incidents were dealt with by Shrewsbury Town stewards and West Mercia Police, however this type of anti-social behaviour will be met with a zero-tolerance approach at Molineux. 

Wolves’ home is fitted with state-of-the-art Panomera CCTV, which will be used by the club and West Midlands Police to identify and deal with any offenders who are throwing missiles towards the pitch and any adjacent area or behave in a disorderly manner. Where appropriate, football banning orders will be applied for.

Match commander, Chief Superintendent Andy Beard, said: “We have reviewed the intelligence provided by West Midlands Police and West Mercia Police concerning the disorder at the first leg of this fixture.

“A proactive policing plan is in place to deal with any potential disorder or anti-social behaviour, however we hope that both sets of fans see the tie as an opportunity for our community to enjoy the magic of the FA Cup and not engage in disorder.”

Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple said: “Tuesday night’s game will a fiercely contested cup-tie, which I am sure will be played in front of a good crowd and an excellent atmosphere.

“However, there is no place at all for aggressive and anti-social behaviour at Molineux and in football, and we ask all supporters to remember their responsibilities as ambassadors of both clubs and this part of the country.”

As a result of the incident ahead of the game against West Ham United in which a fragment of firework came to rest in the Steve Bull Stand, pyrotechnic displays at Molineux are being put on hold whilst the club and City of Wolverhampton Council investigate the incident.

For supporters travelling to and from Molineux via train, please be aware that there will be limited services towards Shrewsbury after the match and access to the station will be restricted. West Midlands Railway are recommending that supporters of both clubs consider alternative transport arrangements.