Derby County is requesting that supporters stay off the pitch at all times ahead of Friday night’s Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg at Pride Park Stadium against Fulham (7:45pm kick-off).

The club is calling on Rams fans to respect the ground regulations and consider the potential wider consequences of such action to themselves and Derby County.

The safety of players, managers, fans and match officials is of paramount importance and supporters who encroach on the pitch risk facing banning orders as well as a criminal conviction, while the club could also face a fine as a result.

We therefore ask that you support us in this way and remain in the stands at all times.