Demolition work is likely to cause delays to travelling Swindon fans ahead of the weekend's crucial match at Walsall with motorists advised to avoid the area completely. 

Swindon Town Football Club have a playoff place and unlikely automatic promotion up for grabs in the last game of the season, with 3,500 Robins supporters set to make the trip to the Bescot Stadium on Saturday for the important away fixture.

But National Highways have warned motorists to avoid the area as both the M6 at junction 10 and junction 9, where most Swindon fans will need to get off, will be closed. 

A spokesman for National Highways said: "We’re closing the M6 motorway in both directions between Junction 10 exit and entry slip roads from 8pm Friday 6 to 6am Monday 9 May 2022 to demolish the old south bridge.

"We’ll divert M6 traffic up and over the junction during the closure. We’re also closing the M6 Junction 9 northbound entry slip road to reduce congestion on the approach to the closure.

"We’re expecting severe delays during the closure, and we’re asking drivers to avoid using the M6 if possible."