West Brom fans could find out when they will return to The Hawthorns in the near future with a ‘landmark’ meeting taking place next week to discuss the future of English football, according to the BBC.
Baggies fans are yet to watch their side in the flesh since they returned to the Premier League and also had to watch their side get promoted from home.
The original plans to facilitate the return of fans to Premier League stadiums were put on hold after England was put into a second national lockdown earlier this month.
But discussions will take place on Tuesday next week to discuss the return of fans among other issues that face English football.
The BBC report that Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden will lead the talks while the heads of the Football Association, Premier League, English Football League, National League, and Kick It Out, along with leaders from the women’s game and fans’ representatives have all been invited.
The talks are also designed to bring football’s ‘various authorities closer together’ after what the BBC described as a ‘period of tension’.
Clubs will no doubt be looking to have fans return to stadiums as soon as possible with Premier League clubs losing hundreds of thousands of pounds in gate receipts every time a game is played behind closed doors.
Baggies fans will be hoping to return to The Hawthorns as soon as possible to give their side a home advantage as they face a relegation battle this season. Fans can be so important to teams facing must-win games and the return of Albion’s fans can’t come soon enough.
Slaven Bilic’s side have been in shocking form this season and are yet to pick up a league win. Albion improved in their last outing and you can’t help but think what might’ve been if The Hawthorns was full against Tottenham last weekend.
Could the fans have willed the ball into the Spurs net? Unfortunately, we’ll never know but one thing we do know is that any discussion on bringing fans back to Premier League stadiums is a good thing.
In other West Brom news, Jake Livermore has tipped one of his teammates to go all the way to the top.