POLICE in Lancashire have offered some helpful advice to Wrexham fans ahead of their FA Cup trip to Blackburn tonight.

The Reds will be facing Rovers for the first time in over 40 years, since a Denis Leman goal handed Wrexham a 1-0 win back in 1982.

Over 7,000 Reds fans will travel to Ewood Park for the match which takes place at 7.30pm tonight (January 29) and will be televised for those who cannot make it.

But, for those who can, the 'Rovers Police' team has issued some useful information on where Wrexham fans can drink or park.


The team wrote: "A first visit to Ewood Park for #WxmAFC in over 40 years, with a following of over 7,000 fans, those making the journey and wanting a pre-match [drink and food], The Fernhurst & Golden Cup will sort you out. The away fan zone at the Darwen End will also be open for a pint."

They added: "All coaches travelling to Ewood Park, head to the coach park, entering via Top O' Th' Croft. [Parking] at Ewood Park is fully booked, as is Redeemer School.

"Please plan ahead as there are limited private car parks and residents' parking in place around the Ewood area.

"As it's a sell-out travelling crowd, please arrive at the turnstiles in plenty of time and familiarise yourself with your turnstile entrance at the Darwen End. Once inside, food & drink will be available to buy."

A home tie against Premier League side Newcastle United awaits the winner of the match in round five of the FA Cup.