A ‘high profile’ police presence will be in place for Shrewsbury Town’s televised clash against Walsall on Sunday.
Police will be on duty inside the Greenhous Meadow and along the approaches to the ground for the local derby match, which is expected to attract around 7,000 fans.
Officers will also be patrolling the town centre in an attempt to identify known troublemakers.
Chief Inspector Dave McWilliam, who will be in charge of the police operation, said: “It’s a local derby and with a big crowd is expected, there will be a high profile police presence aimed at assisting the club to steward fans in and around the stadium.
“We will also be highly visible in and around the town, including at pubs and other locations such as the railway station, where large numbers of people may gather.
“There is always the potential for disorder on these occasions but our aim is to minimise this risk and to tackle any outbreaks quickly and robustly.”