Following the events on the pitch after the final whistle at Saturday's home game against QPR, the club would like to remind all supporters, regardless of age, that entering the field of play is an offence.
A number of young supporters made their way on to the pitch at full-time in order to ask players for their shirts. While we understand the excitement of matchdays for our young fans, this behaviour is unacceptable.
Parents, guardians and/or responsible adults are expected to be in control of the children in their care when attending fixtures and the club reserves the right to take action against those who allow their children to enter the field of play.
We appreciate this behaviour is from a minority of our supporters, and we would like to thank all of our young supporters and their families who respect our ground regulations.
Should this happen going forward, first team players will not give their shirts to any individual who enters the pitch, and all incidents of this nature will be followed up by the ground safety team.
Please note the club does not wish to restrict opportunities for young supporters to meet their heroes, however we must ensure that this is done in the correct manner and in the right environment.