Blackpool say they will hand out stadium bans to fans involved in the pitch invasions which halted games against Huddersfield Town and Lancaster City.

The announcement comes after the postponement of the planned friendly at Morecambe on Tuesday, July 28 because of “safety concerns in light of a planned protest”.

Morecambe chose to pull the plug on the fixture after talks with both Blackpool and Lancashire Police.

Ten weeks after a pitch invasion by supporters brought an early finish to the Championship clash with Town at Bloomfield Road, the same thing happened in the club’s opening pre-season friendly at Lancaster last Saturday.

That game was halted after 75 minutes when around 20 Blackpool supporters descended on the centre circle to again protest against chairman Karl Oyston’s running of the club, who have been relegated to League I.

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The Football League ruled the 0-0 scoreline between Blackpool and Town should stand and called a Football Disciplinary Commission to decide on the Lancashire club’s punishment and possible compensation for travelling fans.

Blackpool, who were leading 3-1 against Lancaster, said in a statement: “For the avoidance of doubt, the club will not stand by and allow the actions of a minority to continue to hamper football being played.

“The club will hand out stadium bans to those involved in pitch invasions to date and pursue civil proceedings for damages, as well as further injunctions to include powers of arrest should anybody under the terms of a banning order attempt to enter the stadium.”

Blackpool have completed one pre-season fixture, beating non-league Blyth Spartans 2-0 in the North-East on Tuesday.

They are scheduled to play at St Johnstone on Saturday, July 25 and Accrington Stanley on Friday, July 31.