Our first game at Turf Moor with fans in 14 long months is a significant milestone for the club and it seemed right that this should be used as an opportunity to reward our loyal subscribers for their continued support during the pandemic.

While the matchday experience will be very different from the norm, this is a crucial first step for the club and an opportunity to test new protocols that are expected to be required in August when we hope the authorities will have much greater capacity allow .

I guess that in phase two of our renewal process there are a lot of fans who would like to buy a season ticket for the next season and are frustrated that it has not yet been possible to secure their seats.

Unfortunately, until we have confirmation of the capacity that we can safely accommodate, the club cannot guarantee additional seats, as over 10,000 fans have already renewed their tickets.

I hope we can share more news about this sales process before the season ends, in addition to some exciting updates on our plans to improve your gaming experience at Turf Moor.

Until then, I trust that you will enjoy tonight’s game at home and cheer on the Clarets.