Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has given a hint to the possible timeline for supporters to return to games in Scotland – and Rangers fans will surely be delighted with how soon they could be back at Ibrox.
According to the Dons’ chief, fans could be allowed back into grounds as early as November or December with “full crowds” from the turn of the year.
Clubs across the country have season tickets already on sale and it looks as though fans will get the chance to use them before the year is out.
“We’re hoping to return to Pittodrie with partial crowds from November or December and full crowds in January 2021.”, Cormack said, as quoted by the BBC’s Kheredine Idessane on Twitter.
With the season set to start behind closed doors and fans given access via a ‘virtual season ticket‘, getting supporters physically into stadiums will be crucial for clubs’ long-term survival.
If Rangers fans are allowed back into games from November, hopefully, it will avoid any serious long-term damage being done to Scottish football as a result of the shutdown.
There will obviously still be some massive hurdles to overcome before there’s anything resembling normality in Scottish football but having a firm idea of when clubs can get fans back into stands is a rare piece of good news for fans just now.