It is news that will bring joy to thousands – West Brom fans could be allowed back into The Hawthorns before the end of the current campaign.

Albion have not welcomed supporters into their home since February 29 when they played host to Wigan Athletic in the Championship.

That means a whole year has already passed due to the restrictions implemented to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

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But according to The Athletic the Premier League is planning on pushing the 36th round of fixtures, currently scheduled for mid-week kick-offs on May 11 and 12, to the weekend [May 15 and 16], with the 37th round being moved to the mid-week before the final round of fixtures on May 23.

While no firm decisions have yet been made if these proposals do come to fruition it will mean West Brom’s home games with West Ham will be played in front of fans at The Hawthorns.

The government has said that fans can come back in from May 17.

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How exciting is this?

We have been yearning for the day that we make our return to our hallowed turf and what an exciting couple of games we could be in store for.

After a three-match unbeaten streak which came to an end against Everton on Thursday Albion have put themselves in touching distance of the teams above and we are now only nine points behind 17th-placed Newcastle United.

Given we play them on Sunday that gap could be reduced to six and with another 10 games left of the Premier League season after that, there is every chance we can still pull ourselves out of the mire.

Prior to this report we looked like missing out on fans this season with our 38th league game away to Leeds United but this news means we now play on a level playing field and that’s all we’ve ever asked.

If we get behind the team this could make a big difference to our chances of staying up.

In other West Brom news, Chris Lepkowski can’t believe fans reactions after Everton loss.

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