The Football League play-offs will go ahead as planned this weekend despite an unexploded Second World War bomb being discovered near Wembley, stadium officials have said.
The 110lb bomb was discovered by builders near Wembley Arena and a number of local residents were evacuated from the area.
A statement read;
“Relevant authorities are currently working to defuse and remove a World War II Bomb in the vicinity of Wembley Stadium.
“The Football League is working closely with Wembley Stadium and anticipate the situation will be resolved today (Friday).
“The Sky Bet Play-Off Finals remain unaffected and there is no risk to the weekend’s fixtures as it stands.”
Southend take on Wycombe in the League Two match on Saturday at 5.30pm, Preston meet Swindon in the League One game on Sunday before Norwich take on Middlesbrough in the Championship final on Bank Holiday Monday.
The unexploded bomb is thought to have been dropped by a German bomber during the London Blitz in the early 1940s but it is being dealt with by the Royal Logistics Corp.
SOURCE: SKYSPORTS NEWS