City supporters were being urged to set off for today’s home fixture against Stevenage a bit earlier, because of gas repair works.

Engineers from Northern Gas Networks are currently carrying out emergency repair work to a gas main in Canal Road, Bradford, after water from a damaged water main made its way into a gas pipe.

A spokesman said that to enable engineers to complete the work safely, pedestrian access may be restricted to Canal Road heading into Bradford city centre from Shipley.

Graeme Cleeton, regional manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “The safety of our customers is our number one priority. Our engineers are working hard to remove the water from our pipes so that we can get everyone affected back on gas as quickly as possible.

"I would advise football fans to leave a little earlier today and avoid the Canal Road area so that they get to the ground in good time."

“We would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused and thank everyone for their patience and understanding.”