Manchester City and Southampton fans could face severe travel disruption when the two teams meet in October as a result of planned rail strike action.
The National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RMT) announced on Thursday that its railway workers will walk-out across the country on Saturday, October 8 in protest against pay and working conditions among other issues.
It is expected that more than 40,000 employees from Network Rail and 15 train operating companies will participate in the walk-out — which is set to affect football fans. ALSO READ: Jack Grealish has just told Man City how they can get the best out of him City are due to face off against Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on October 8, and Saints fans — many of whom rely on the networks to make the near 500-mile round trip — might have to find alternative ways of getting to Manchester.
A statement released from the RMT press office on Thursday read: "RAIL UNION RMT has announced that railway workers will walk out across the country on October 8 in the ongoing fight over jobs, pay, and working conditions.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk