Senior Scottish Government official Jason Leitch has disclosed that he is open to talks with the Scottish football authorities over getting fans back into stadiums.

As reported on NTOF, the SPFL recently called for an emergency meeting with the Scottish Government to discuss getting fans back into stadiums as soon as possible.

Leitch, the national clinical director, seems to be striking a cautions note about the return of fans. However, he is open to talks with SPFL chief Neil Doncaster.

“We have a route back”

“We are cautious, but we have a route back for fans” Leitch said.

St Johnstone vs Motherwell had no fans

St Johnstone vs Motherwell had no fans (Photo by Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“That doesn’t mean that we don’t engage in dialogue and the minister for sport, officials, clinical leaders, me, others who work with me are very happy to continue to engage with the football authorities and to get that back” he concluded.

 

Neil Doncaster and the rest of Scottish football will be hoping that the dialogue that takes place between the Scottish Government and the football authorities will lead to fans making their return to stadiums sooner rather than later.

Fans only able to attend games in Tier One area

However, that remains to be seen. For the moment though, unless you are in a Tier One area of Scotland, the wait for fans to return goes on.

Stadia like Firhill are shut. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Recently fans have attended games at both Ross County and Inverness.

Those seem to have gone well. Clubs will be hoping that more areas of Scotland will be opened up for fans to attend games sooner than later.

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