Thursday Jul 9, 2009
After consulation with Staffordshire Police the following homes matches have all been moved as detailed below;
Staffordshire Police's regular four big football teams - which they have to devote police to to ensure fans are safe to and from games etc. are Stoke, Port Vale, Burton Albion now ourselves.
(A potential lack of) Resources mean that as we are the smallest of the bunch, and despite a request to the league to try and set our home games opposite to Burton's these changes to our schedule are necessary and inevitable.
The league have apologised for the disruption it has caused but there is nothing that can be done and other than perhaps the club pay out a large cost to 'draft in' additional Police resources this is by far the most sensible option.
York: from Tues Sep 29 to Tues Oct 06
Mansfield: from Sat Feb 13 to Sun Feb 14
Oxford: from Sat March 20 to Sun March 21
Luton: from Sat Apr 10 to Sun Apr 11
There is also the possibility that Stevenage on Sat Feb 06 may move to Fri Feb 05 but talks are still on going with all concerned.