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Police warning ahead of Rangers game with Peterhead

Lee McCulloch (right) opened the scoring
Image caption Rangers have made a winning start to the season ahead of the Peterhead game

Police have warned fans who will be in Peterhead for the club's game with Rangers they will take "firm action" against anyone who does not behave.

The Third Division game at Balmoor Stadium, which kicks off at 12:45 on Saturday, is a sell-out.

Grampian Police Ch Insp Allan Ross said: "The match has attracted significant interest.

"The overwhelming majority of supporters will behave responsibly and enjoy themselves."

He explained: "For many fans, it will be the first time they've been to a match at Balmoor Stadium or visited Peterhead.

"I would like to emphasise that strict segregation will be in place between home and away fans both within the ground itself and the surrounding streets.

"Those wearing team colours will not be allowed entry to the opposite team's section of the stadium.

"Safety is our number one priority and I would like to assure supporters that we will take firm action against anyone whose inappropriate behaviour threatens to spoil the occasion for the majority."

Ch Insp Ross said match information and advice was available online.

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