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Talks to be held to get fans back at Wick Academy and other Highland and Moray clubs

By Will Clark

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Plans will be put in place to allow Wick Academy to welcome fans back into Harmaworth Park as soon as possible.

Harmsworth Park.
Harmsworth Park.

The Scottish FA have announced the Joint Response Group will work with Caley Thistle, Elgin City and 11 Highland League clubs in Highland Council and Moray Council regions to ensure the safe return of fans.

It was announced earlier tonight Ross County will welcome 300 fans back for their Premiership encounter with Livingston on Friday night.

The Highland League is not scheduled to start until at least Saturday, November 28.

JRG Chairman and Scottish FA President Rod Petrie said: “We welcome the Scottish Government’s green light to the return of fans to football stadia after an eight-month hiatus.”

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster commented: “I’m sure this news will be cheered by every player, official and fan in our game. All clubs in Scotland are desperate to get fans back safely in the open air and we are very grateful to the Scottish Government for approving this crucial first step towards the return of supporters to every ground.

“All of us in the SPFL have missed the enormous difference which our passionate supporters bring to the game, not to mention the absolutely crucial matchday revenue, and everyone involved will be working flat-out to ensure that the return of fans to the Global Energy Stadium goes smoothly this Friday.”

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