As the countdown continues to Saturday's big derby game between Ipswich and Norwich, Suffolk police say they will be 'firm, but friendly and fair' to fans on match day.
The force has doubled the number of officers usually on duty. Extra trains are being put on from Norwich to Ipswich and there will be some road closures around Portman Road to cope with the numbers.
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Football supporters from both Ipswich and Norwich have been told to expect a "firm, friendly and fair" policing operation when the two clubs meet later this week.
With over two thousand Norwich City fans expected to travel to Ipswich for the Derby on Saturday, police are encouraging both sets of fans to arrive at the ground early in order to enjoy it safely.
Police are promising football fans a "firm, friendly and fair" approach to Saturday's play-off clash between Ipswich and Norwich.
More than 2,000 Canaries fans are expected to make the journey down to Portman Road for the first leg of the semi-final.
Officers have urged fans to arrive early. Kick-off is at 12.15pm with turnstiles opening at 10.45am.
"We hope that people will enjoy the match sensibly and in the right spirit. We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour, violence or alcohol-fuelled disorder.
"The majority of fans attending will be there to enjoy the game and we will be there to welcome them. Officers will be approachable and are there to ensure the safety of those attending the game and members of the public wishing to go about their normal business."
Road closures will be in place from 5am on Saturday at Portman Road and on Princes Street at the junctions of Civic Drive, Chancery Road, Chalon Street and Commercial Road. The pedestrian route known as Sedan Walk will also be closed.
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Extra trains will be put on for football fans heading to this weekend's play-off clash between Ipswich Town and Norwich City .
The first leg of the Championship play-off semi final takes place at Portman Road on Saturday.
Rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia says an extra service will leave Norwich at 10.50am, calling at Diss and arriving at Ipswich at 11.33am in time for the 12.15pm kick-off.
An additional train will also run from Ipswich to Norwich - leaving at 2.35pm - to get fans home.
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