Supporters travelling to Watford's away game against Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday have been urged not to drive by the North London club.

A statement released by the club website warns fans of major roadworks causing increased congestion, as well as a police task force operating to close down unauthorised parking sites.

Instead Spurs have requested fans use public transport and to take advantage of increased services to Northumberland Park.

The statement reads: "Major roadworks are currently ongoing on Watermead Way, near IKEA, causing congestion for fans and local residents exiting or coming back into Tottenham post-match.

There are also reports of unauthorised match day car parks operating in the stadium area. The Council and the Police have set up a task force group that are looking to close such sites down and fans using them have received penalty charge notices as a result.

We therefore strongly encourage fans NOT TO DRIVE and to make use of all public transport options – four local train stations, Shuttle Buses and TfL bus routes.

Passenger lifts at the new-look White Hart Lane station are now in operation, meaning the station is now fully accessible.

There will be an enhanced matchday frequency of 12 trains per hour each way serving Northumberland Park on Saturday, compared to six trains per hour at White Hart Lane, including four trains per hour each way between Northumberland Park and Stratford."