EXTRA officers will be on foot at Selhurst Park as Albion travel to bitter rivals Crystal Palace tomorrow afternoon.

The Metropolitan Police have announced there will be additional constables to keep order among supporters in light of two fiery affairs between the teams this season.

It is in “direct response” to crowd trouble at the previous two meetings between the Seagulls and Eagles.

Last November’s clash at the Amex was marred by violence from both sets of fans, with brawls erupting from Brighton city centre and outside the stadium.

A mob of Palace fans also rushed turnstiles and let off flares inside and outside the ground.

Six men were arrested for public disorder offences.

In January the sides met, once again, at the Amex for an FA Cup third round match.

Palace had their ticket allocation slashed and their fans were greeted by a ring of steel in Brighton, helping to reduce the level of violence seen previously.

The Met police said fans can “expect to see an increased police presence” at the 3pm kick-off in Croydon.

The announcement comes as Crystal Palace Supporters’ Trust lodged an official complaint against Sussex Police for their handling of the November tie.

Officers allegedly struck Palace fans with batons and “kettled” them in the city centre and outside the Amex.

One supporter in the pack, it is claimed, was told to urinate against a wall by a constable because there were no toilet facilities nearby and they were not allowed to leave the group.

Superintendent Simon Nelson, who was the matchday commander for the game, was called out in the complaint, which was lodged on Tuesday.

Supt Nelson, promoted from his role as Chief Inspector since the match, said in a statement Palace fans brought knives and knuckledusters to the ground.

Eight days later the force said this was not true and apologised.

They have refused to put a senior officer forward for interview since.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “As part of a proportionate policing plan for the Crystal Palace versus Brighton match on Saturday, fans can expect to see an increased police presence.

“This is in direct response to the disorder that took place at the previous corresponding fixture between the two clubs earlier in the season.”