Just one match at Wembley Stadium stands between Gateshead FC and a pace in the Football League after 54 years of non-league football. The Heed Army face Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final. The match kicks off at 4pm.
Police are advising Gateshead Football Club fans travelling to Wembley for the play-off final, against Cambridge United on May 18, to stay away from potential disruption.
Police arrested 16 people after disorder at the Gateshead v Grimsby football match.
Officers arrested eight people in connection with reports of disorder at the match on May 4. A further eight people were arrested on May 14.
"We want to make people aware that anyone found causing disorder at football matches in our area will be identified and dealt with.
"We are also liaising with our colleagues in London ahead of this important match for Gateshead to prevent any problems occurring.
"We know that this is a big game for one of our local teams and we don't want the bad behaviour of a few to mar what will be a great sporting day out for many true supporters."
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Gateshead FC players will take part in a final training session at home today before the team head down to London in preparation for their match at Wembley on Sunday.
Only Cambridge United now stands between them and a return to the Football League for the first time in 54 years.
It is thought that as many as 20,000 supporters will head down to Wembley to cheer Gateshead on.
Promotion to the Football League would mean an extra £1m per season coming into the club's coffers.
Gateshead have been gearing up for this weekend's trip to Wembley by posing for photographers at the iconic Angel of the North.
The Heed face Cambridge United in the Conference Premier playoff final at Wembley on Sunday 18 May.
Former England goalkeeper David James has backed Gateshead for success in this year's Conference Premier playoff final.
The, BT Sport, pundit, who has 53 England caps, trained with the club at Gateshead International Stadium this afternoon
Former England international goalkeeper David James took part in Gateshead's training session this afternoon.
The 43-year-old was offering advice to Heed keeper Adam Bartlett ahead of the club's Conference Premier playoff final against Cambridge United on May 18.
Former England international goalkeeper David James has been offering his advice to Gateshead's players ahead of their Conference Premier playoff final.
The 43-year-old took part in training with the first-team this afternoon.
Gateshead boss Gary Mills has held his first press conference ahead of his side's Conference Premier playoff final clash.
The Heed face Cambridge United at Wembley on Sunday 18 May.
A victory would see Gateshead promoted back to the Football League for the first time in 54 years.