Statement regarding the North End

The club is incredibly disappointed to be advised that those currently representing the North Terrace are proposing to cease coordinated support at the North End in future matches.

Having had a number of meetings and discussions with the nominated leadership in the off-season, the operating model was agreed and we spoke about ensuring communications were maintained throughout. The club was not contacted prior to this decision.

The timing is also alarming on the eve of a Derby. To be clear, we will not change our stance of zero tolerance on anti-social behaviour. There is no place for it at our club or in our game.

As a club, we are fully committed to ensuring our active areas will always be vibrant, safe and enjoyable, creating a unique and inclusive atmosphere.

The club, as a whole, will focus on tonight's Westfield FFA Cup Semi Final and we assure all North End members that a detailed email will be sent to each of you during the week.