The Premier League are set to announce that the penultimate round of fixtures this season will be pushed back to allow all teams to play in front of a home crowd.
Our final day showdown with Fulham was set to be the only game played in front of fans following the government’s roadmap to recovery, but now the last two games will be played with crowds to uphold the competition’s integrity, according to the Shields Gazette.
This means our home match with Sheffield Utd, currently scheduled for May 15, will be pushed back slightly to fall in line with regulations – allowing the return of up to 10,000 supporters at St James’ Park BEFORE the 2020/21 season is out.
Lockdown restrictions across England are set to be eased once again on May 17, meaning the game will be halted for a few days and fans can once again watch NUFC in the flesh.
Our ground has been empty since the home game with Burnley on February 29 last year, with the Toon Army eagerly anticipating the chance to go to the ground once more.
Richard Masters – the most unpopular man on Tyneside right now – said that aiming for full stadiums in the 2021/22 campaign should be a “realistic” goal of infection rates and deaths continue to remain low.