Richard Masters has positive news for locked-out Newcastle United fans

Richard Masters.Richard Masters.
Richard Masters.
Newcastle United fans could be back inside St James’s Park before the end of the season.

The Premier League is planning for the return of supporters for the final two rounds of matches this season, according to chief executive Richard Masters

Up to 10,000 supporters will be allowed back inside stadiums from May 17 under the proposed roadmap out of coronavirus lockdown published by last month.

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However, the ensure competitive balance, there are plans to move the penultimate round of games, scheduled for the third weekend of May, to May 18-20, meaning some Newcastle supporters could be back inside St James’s Park, which last hosted fans on February 29 last year, for the home game against Sheffield United.

"Hopefully the final two fixtures of our season will have up to 10,000 supporters in them all," said Masters. "We've got to go past those first initial steps in the government's roadmap to get there, so hopefully that’ll be a fantastic finale to end the season."

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