Elgin City will become only the fourth club in Scottish football this season to have supporters in their stadium this season when they take on Cowdenbeath on Saturday.
They follow in the footsteps of Aberdeen, Ross County and Inverness as the clubs who have had fans watch them in action this season. The club got permission from Moray council, as they fall in the Tier 1 bracket of the Scottish Government’s system.
220 fans will attend game
220 Elgin fans will attend the game, this is the number the stadium can hold whilst allowing social distancing. Unsurprisingly the club’s chairman Graham Tatters is thrilled that fans are returning.
“I’m over the moon. We have adhered to every rule – social distancing, masks, temperature checks – so we just hope everything goes great on Saturday. It has been really hard work and stressful, we want to make sure that we do it well so that we can set the example for everybody else and share our information” he said (BBC Sport).
Return of fans comes after SPFL statement
The news that fans are returning to one stadium in Scotland comes hot on the heels of a statement from the SPFL calling for a meeting with the Scottish Government calling for the return of fans.
Celtic also released a statement this week supporting the SPFL’s request for a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon. This can only be considered a positive sign on the road to getting fans back into stadiums. Hopefully in the weeks to come, more fans will get permission to return to games.
Once the fans return, Scottish football will find itself on the road to recovery.