WREXHAM AFC has called on fans to respect local residents when it comes to parking for big games.

The club has issued a reminder to supporters to continue respecting its neighbours when parking before games or events held at the Racecourse stadium.

It comes after complaints from residents in nearby residential areas of problems caused at the weekend with the home game against Harrogate Town coinciding with Glyndwr University's car park being out of bounds, due to being used for Wales Comic Con on the same day.

A club spokesman said: "We acknowledge the university car parks were unavailable to supporters at the Harrogate Town fixture, as thousands of people were attending a major event on the campus, meaning many vehicles were left on local roads causing issues for residents over the whole weekend.

"The problems recorded included an ambulance having difficulty in reaching a call and in general, cars parked obstructing access, blocking in other vehicles and being left on double yellow lines.

"We know that the vast majority of supporters attending the Racecourse respect both our neighbours and the local parking regulations, but we also appreciate the difficulties that extra visitors to the area can cause for those living nearby.

He added: "Representatives of residents in the area have approached the club to ask for continued co-operation in respecting their right to go about their normal activities while events are being held.

"We would appreciate it if supporters can continue to avoid parking on the likes of Maesgwyn Road, Lilac Way, Yale Park and Windsor Drive, and consider using dedicated the parking at the likes of Glyndwr University or Maesgwyn Hall.

"Wrexham AFC would like to thank our supporters for their continued help in this matter, as do our neighbours."

For more information about parking for this Thursday's play-off eliminator vs Eastleigh, including available car-parks and links to public transport, please visit https://www.wrexhamafc.co.uk/news/parking-wrexham-v-eastleigh