AS Barnsley Football Club prepare to play Hull City on Saturday, South Yorkshire Police has said it's increasing its presence in the area.

Saturday sees Oakwell host a vital match for both teams as the Championship draws to a close, and given the two teams' contrasting positions and Yorkshire derby status, emotions are set to run high.

Due to the significance of this match for both teams, an increase in the number of police officers present around Barnsley town centre will be apparent on Saturday in order to ensure the match passes with minimal disorder.

“Unlike previous years, I am asking the Barnsley fans to remain in the stands and not go on the pitch after the final whistle," said Scott Green, police commander for Saturday’s match.

"We understand that this has become a tradition in previous years however, Barnsley players will not be coming back out unless the pitch is clear." 

Anyone entering the pitch may be arrested and South Yorkshire Police may additionally seek a football banning order.

Barnsley's town centre is set to be busy on Saturday due to a variety of planned events including the football match and the continental market. This may cause disruption for parking and public transport routes.