POLICE are well prepared in anticipation of a possible trouble when Chester City play Wrexham at the Deva Stadium on Sunday.
Officers will be in force in the city centre and at the ground in a bid to deter the minority hooligan element attached to each club.
One concern is that only 1,400 tickets have been allocated to Wrexham who have 1,600 season tickets holders leading to chat on websites that some will buy tickets in the Chester end with the potential for conflict.
Police are hoping for a draw so that nobody loses face in the local Derby, although Wrexham will be desperate for a win as they seek to avoid relegation from league two.
The game takes place at noon to deter fans from getting drunk before the game and through Pub Watch licensed premises have been asked not to open until midday at the earliest, likewise off licences and supermarkets won’t be serving alcohol before then.
Full story in Friday’s Chronicle.