Hibs chairwoman Leann Dempster has said the club will do their best to help supporters be able to afford season tickets for next season.

The Edinburgh outfit accept that current times are going to make it difficult for a number of people to purchase season tickets for the 2020/21 campaign.

Covid-19 effectively has a stranglehold on life at the moment, with many people already having lost their jobs because their employers simply couldn’t afford to keep them on.

Dempster says Hibs will make affording season tickets easier (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The fast-spreading disease ground football in Scotland to a halt on March 13, and it doesn’t appear likely that it will be resuming any time soon.

It is making life particularly difficult for the governing bodies, who must decide the conclusion to 2019/20 and whether it becomes voided or not.

Despite the uncertainty, Hibs are looking ahead to next season and Dempster is determined to help loyal supporters be able to afford season tickets.

She said in a statement: “The first thing we want to do is make it as easy as we can to buy a season ticket. We’re going to offer some flexible finance options and be very flexible when it comes to deadlines. The most important thing is that we want supporters to be back here and enjoying their football.

The Hibees can’t currently rely on matchday revenue (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“We all know that some supporters won’t be able to purchase season tickets at this minute but for those who can, we’d ask them to step forward. For those who can’t, we’ll do what we can to help. Be safe, keep well, look after your neighbour and be part of this big community.”

It’s a nice gesture from the club and hopefully this will encourage supporters to consider getting their season tickets for next season.

That said, nobody is quite sure when 2020/21 will be able to get under way, meaning the club may not want to set their expectations too high in terms of sales right now.

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