Exeter City manager Matt Taylor is looking forward to the opportunity for the players and staff to recognise and show their thanks to the fans for their incredible dedication and support after Saturday’s season finale against Port Vale at St James Park.
The Grecians secured automatic promotion to League One on Tuesday, April 26 which sparked incredible scenes at the Park, with the Grecians top-of-the-table ahead of Saturday we appreciate that there could be similar scenes come the full time whistle.
Whilst emotions will be running high at full-time we have a duty to remind you of the EFL regulations which state the safety of all supporters, players and staff must be paramount, and there can be serious consequences should there be a pitch incursion. Supporters who go on the pitch risk facing a banning order as well as a criminal conviction. The club they support could also be fined.
Exeter City Manager Matt Taylor has called on the fans to celebrate in the right way and allow the players the chance to say thanks, he said:
"I know the fans will want to come on the pitch on Saturday, but we will need to clear the pitch at some point as myself and the staff, certainly the team more than anyone would like to do a couple laps to recognise and show their appreciation for the support this season."
Whatever the outcome on Saturday, we will need the pitch to be clear so we can run scheduled award presentations to take place around the half-way line, and make sure that everyone in the stadium can see and appreciate what is happening.
Thank you for showing your support in the right way.