BARNSLEY FC are hoping that around 4,500 Reds fans will be able to attend their home play-off game later this month.

Season ticket holders have been encouraged to apply for a ballot on Tuesday (May 11) and the club are awaiting confirmation from the government that spectators will be allowed back into Oakwell.

Holders for this current 2020/21 season - of which there are almost 8,000 - can enter a ballot on the club website from Tuesday, with successful applicants notified by Thursday.

Fans will be permitted to enter the ballot in groups of up to six, all of whom will need to be in the same e-ticketing network.

Safety officer Steve Howard said: “The potential of fans returning to stadia has been a long time coming and as a team, a dedicated number of individuals have worked diligently to ensure that Barnsley FC and Oakwell are in the best possible position to welcome you back as soon as possible.

“As a club, it’s frustrating not to have answers to hand, but whilst we seek total clarity, we thought it best to inform our supporters of our initial plans.

“Our final plans can only be confirmed after the government announcements scheduled for May 10.”