THERE will be crowd segregation in place for Leigh's visit to Featherstone Rovers on Sunday, it has been announced.

Featherstone have confirmed in a statement that the measure will be implemented for next weekend's Championship clash following a couple of incidents at the LD Nutrition Stadium.

The club said: "To help prevent any unwarranted trouble this week for the visit of Leigh Centurions, home fans and away fans will be segregated from each other".

Featherstone Rovers were fined £10,000 following a second Rugby Football League investigation into unacceptable language within a month.

Their game against Bradford Bulls game was investigated after reports were lodged with the RFL over the use of unacceptable language by a section of Featherstone fans.

The investigation found that the Rovers had failed to comply with operational rules and have now been fined.

This is the second time that the club has been fined by the RFL in 2019 after two incidents at a game against Rochdale earlier in the year caused the Rovers to shell out money on fines due to a small section of spectators.

The club have already put in place a Crowd Care Text Service which enables supporters to report any misconduct or foul behaviour anonymously to the Head Steward at the ground via a simple text message from their mobile phones.

Any fan that wants to report anything can do so by messaging 07394950356.

Featherstone Rovers CEO, Davide Longo, said: “We are extremely disappointed that a small section of people has let the entire club and game down. We encourage fans to create an atmosphere, but we must respect everyone within the stadium and adhere to the stadium regulations.

We are incurring fines that were never factored into our budgets and this will now impact on the club moving forward.

We will continue to monitor the current situation and we will issue banning orders to anybody found to be using foul and abusive language.”

Leigh have confirmed that visiting Centurions fans will be located in the covered seated stand behind the goalposts as in previous years.