There is renewed hope for a return for supporters as Leeds United and Manchester City become two of the teams who could welcome fans back before the end of the season.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced England’s map out of lockdown. As part of the four-step plan, up to 10,000 fans or 25% of stadia capacity, whichever is smallest,  will be able to return to stadiums from May 17 at the earliest. This means Leeds United could see their team live in the Premier League while Manchester City could be crowned champions in front of a live audience during the final day of the English top-flight term.

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Manchester City and Leeds United could host fans before the end of the Premier League season. (Photo by Visionhaus)

While this is for restrictions south of the border that will not apply to Scotland, it is an insight into what Scotland’s route back to normality could look like when First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveils her plans.

The UK government have also confirmed they will conduct a series of pilot schemes from April using advanced testing approaches and other measures to run events with larger crowd sizes and reduced social distancing as normality is sought after.

This could open the door for fans at Euro 2020, with England v Scotland at Wembley now in contention to be played in front of supporters.

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – NOVEMBER 12: Steve Clarke, Head Coach of Scotland celebrates with David Marshall of Scotland after the UEFA EURO 2020 Play-Off Final between Serbia and Scotland at Rajko Mitic Stadium on November 12, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Nikolay Doychinov – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

It’s a huge boost for fans who have, in the main, been locked out their stadiums this season.

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