The Scotsman

Dons ex­pect green light to­day for fans plan

- By AN­GUS WRIGHT Sports · Soccer · Scottish Premier League · Aberdeen · Scotland · Kilmarnock F.C. · Kilmarnock · Motherwell F.C. · Twitter · Scottish Professional Football League · St Johnstone F.C. · Nicola Sturgeon · Motherwell

Aberdeen ex­pect plans to have 300 of their fans at Pit­to­drie on Satur­day to be given the green light to­day.

The Gran­ite City sta­dium is set to be one of three are­nas in Scot­land to host a test event when the Pre­mier ship re­turns at the week­end.

Fans have been ab­sent from matches since March due to the corona virus cri­sis.

The D ons, who had hoped to get the go-ahead yes­ter­day, plan to first see a sec­tion of their sup­port re­turn for the home game against Kil­marnock and even more for the visit of Mother­well the fol­low­ing week­end.

A state­ment on Ab erde en’ s of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count read :“We are now ex­pect­ing con­fir­ma­tion to­mor­row [Tues­day] that our ap­pli­ca­tion for a test event with 300 sea­son ticket hold­ers for Kil­marnock (12/9/20) has been suc­cess­ful.

“750 fans for our match with Mother well should also be con­firmed later in the week.

“Thanks for your patience! #Stand­free”

Club chair­man Dave Cor­mack said: “A big thank you to all the clubs, the SPFL and the SFA for all the hard work over the last cou­ple of months to get us to where we are to­day.”

Ear­lier in the sea­son, the club saw their match against St John­stone post­poned after eight first­team play­ers broke coron­avirus pro­to­cols, an­ger­ing First Min­is­ter Ni­cola Stur­geon.

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