Watford have urged supporters to watch this Saturday's game with Luton Town from the comfort of their homes.

Hertfordshire constabulary are deploying extra officers into Watford for the game, which has also been moved to a 12.30pm kick off at the request of the police.

It is the first time the two sides have met sinced 2006.

In a statement posted to the club website, the Hornets say they are in support of the constabulary and have told fans to enjoy the game from home instead of trying to go to the ground.

It reads: "Watford FC is fully co-operating with all relevant authorities, including Hertfordshire Constabulary, to ensure the fixture passes safely and securely.

Supporters of both clubs are encouraged to watch the game by purchasing a match pass or subscription to their relevant broadcasting service (Hive Live / iFollow), and enjoy the game from their home.

The club is in full support of Hertfordshire Constabulary’s statement, an excerpt from which is reproduced below.

“I want to reassure our local communities that we are working closely with our colleagues in Bedfordshire, Watford Borough Council and the respective football clubs to limit anti-social behaviour and disorder,” said Chief Superintendent Matt Nicholls.

“We will have a high-visibility police presence at train stations and in city centres across Hertfordshire to make sure the match goes ahead peacefully as planned.”

He continued: “Anyone who comes into Hertfordshire to cause criminal damage, violence or anti-social behaviour can expect to be arrested.

“If you have any information about supporters who intend to cause disruption, please report online at herts.police.uk/report or call 101 in confidence.”"