Berwick and Rangers fans warned by police

Glasgow Rangers vrs Berwick Rangers The sides last met in Glasgow last month

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Football fans attending Saturday's game between Berwick Rangers and Glasgow Rangers have been warned not to "cross the line".

Northumbria Police will have extra officers in the town before the 12:00 GMT kick off at Shielfield Park.

Road closures will be in operation around the ground after the match to allow access for coaches.

Supt Paul Orchard said any crime or disorder would be dealt with appropriately.

Berwick is about 2.5 miles (4km) south of the border but its team plays in the Scottish third division.

The Glasgow giants, 54 times Scottish champions, went into administration last summer and were started up as a new club playing in the Scottish third division. The club's presence has brought bigger crowds to the division where matches usually attract just a few hundred fans.

Rangers last visited Berwick for their second away match of the season last met at Shielfield Park in August.

Supt Orchard said: "We're expecting this to be an enjoyable and trouble-free event, however, people should be aware there will be a police presence to help with traffic management and safety aspects."

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