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EFL to liaise with Wembley ahead of Royals play-off on Monday - '...safety of fans remains our highest priority'

The English Football League is urging all football supporters planning to go to the play-offs at Wembley next week to be '...vigilant, stay alert and not be alarmed.'

“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 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.”

– English Football League spokesperson

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Players thank fans for giving them "extra energy"

Southampton FC's players have praised fans for their support during yesterday's EFL Cup Final.

Thousands had travelled to Wembley to cheers the team on.

The Saints had fought back from two goals down, only for Manchester United to grab the winner with just three minutes to go.

Player, Dusan Tadic, says the fans gave them "extra energy":

Southampton FC: We won't ever forget your support at Wembley

Southampton Football Club has praised the "incredible support" from its fans at Sunday's English Football League Cup Final.

32,000 Saints fans travelled to Wembley stadium to see the Club take on Manchester United.

Saints player Manolo Gabbiadini scored twice and the sides were playing 2 - 2 for most of the second half. However Man U scored a third time in the closing minutes of the match and the game ended 3 -2.

The Club says it was an 'emotional day' and it 'won't ever forget' the support.

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