TOWN plan a lap of honour after Saturday's final home game against Mansfield - but only if fans stay off the pitch.

Manager Peter Jackson and club officials have appealed for supporters to stay in the McAlpine stands at the final whistle.

Anyone caught inside the boundary walls could face a club ban, so Jackson is keen to drive home this message.

"The players are desperate to come back out after the game and thank our fans for all their support, but we can only do that if people stay in their seats," said the manager today.

"There will be a big atmosphere and some fans might get over-excited, but if people come onto the pitch or the track we will have to abandon our plans and that would be a shame.

"I think the players and the fans deserve a lap of honour and we don't want anyone spoiling it for the rest.

"A lap of honour is a fitting tribute all round after the season we have had and it will be a big letdown if we can't complete our celebrations after our final home game in the correct manner."

Club secretary Ann Hough - who was today representing the club at a Football League egm alongside chief executive Andrew Watson - said talks had taken place with safety officer Sue Watson and with Chief Inspector (Operations) Martin Sykes, who is the matchday commander.

"Our fans have been magnificent all season and this is one last request for people to stay in their seats after the final whistle," said Ms Hough.

"Encroaching beyond the barrier walls in an arrestable offence and we don't want to have to spoil what is a big day for the club by issuing bans on any of our supporters."

* Town now have 25% off away shirts, goalkeepers shirts and official Admiral training gear in their Stadium Superstore sale. There is 15% discount on adult and childrens away shorts and goalkeepers shorts.