At the end of today’s match the Tranmere players would like to thank the SWA for their support during this campaign.
We understand the Oldham players would equally like to acknowledge their fans, in what will be their last League away match for a while.
In both cases this can only happen if fans stay off the pitch.
Every Tranmere fan knows the pain of losing League status, as it was not many years ago that our own hearts were broken as we lost ours after almost 100 years. We know, better than many, how much it hurts. Oldham may be a local rival but it is local rivalries upon which the best and most atmospheric games are based. Losing another old club into non-League is not a cause for celebration.
Without emotion, football is nothing but we want to make sure that the emotion does not spill over into crowd trouble, whatever the outcome. We are a family club and we want Prenton Park to be a safe place for all. So whilst we welcome the atmosphere that two noisy sets of fans can bring, please stay off the pitch.