Watford say final preparations are almost complete for their 'Remembrance Matchday' against Millwall on Saturday.

Fans are being urged to arrive at Vicarage Road early for the fixture due to a remembrance display to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

The 1881 supporters’ group have created a commemorative poppy display which will cover the whole of the Rookery Stand.

It will contain 6,800 foils, one for each seat in the stand, and has been paid for by the Watford players, who offered to stump up the £500 needed after learning of The 1881’s plans.

Roy Moore, who helped create the group, said: "I think it is a fantastic way to remember the fallen heroes. It is a way of remembering both the servicemen and our former players who served this country, in a way which has never been done before; certainly not on this magnitude.

"I will be immensely proud and so will The 1881 group if everything goes to plan."

There will be eight ‘team leaders’ who will help coordinate the foils and around 80 fans have already offered to help set up the display. But Moore is keen to recruit additional volunteers, who would need to be at Vicarage Road Stadium by 9am on Saturday morning. Information on how to help can be found below.

But even if you are unable to volunteer in the morning, The 1881 still needs everyone who sits in the Rookery to help by showing up for the game at least ten minutes early.

"It won’t work unless everyone joins in," Moore explained. "We need everyone in their seat by 2.50pm for it to work so I’d plead with everyone to please get to their seat ten minutes before kick-off."

As well as the funding, the club have supported The 1881 in organising the display.

Saturday’s game is expected to be a sell-out.

Serving military personnel and Royal British Legion (RBL) representatives will lead the two teams out onto the field to the Hornets' traditional Z-Cars theme.

In between the customary handshakes and kick-off, the two sets of players will then form around the centre circle and Hornets' fans in the sold-out Rookery End will be prompted by the stadium's big screen to lift one of the 6,800 plastic foils above their head.

This cue will arrive at the moment 'The Last Post' begins to be played by a 14-year-old cornet player, who lives locally and has volunteered his services to honour the occasion.

There will be a short period of silence after 'The Last Post' has been played, accompanied by the lowering of and RBL representative's standard (flag), and then 'The Rouse' will be played as the standard is once again raised before the teams break from the centre-circle ready to start the game.

The club are urging all season ticket holders who are not attending the fixture to notify the club so they can re-sell the seats, with the profit going to the RBL.

The Hornets’ players will be wearing their black-and-white away kit, which is a similar design to the strip used 100 years ago, and the shirts used on Saturday will be auctioned, with the profit also being donated to the RBL.

A commemorative programme will be made which will contain 100 pages and will be completely black and white. It will cost £5 with the additional £2 in cost going to RBL.

Those wanting to help on Saturday morning should fill out the online form which can be found at wfcforums.com/1881.htm. You can find out more information by emailing the1881movement@yahoo.com.