NEWPORT County AFC will fans back at Rodney Parade for next Tuesday’s League Two play-off semi-final against Forest Green Rovers.

The first leg clash (kick-off 8.15pm) has been selected as a pilot event by the Welsh Government to test the return of supporters.

That means that a small crowd will be able to cheers on Michael Flynn’s side in their bid to make it to Wembley, with Forest Green also able to let fans in for the return leg on Sunday, May 23 (kick-off 6.30pm).

County have around 1,100 season ticket holders but it is unlikely that the figure allowed into Rodney Parade, which has a capacity of 8,500, will hit that level due to two-metre social distancing requirements.

That would mean a ballot for fans who want to watch their first game of the season after previously watching on iFollow.

“The club has been working towards this possibility in recent weeks and will continue our dialogue with the relevant stakeholders as we prepare for the safe return of supporters to Rodney Parade,” read a club statement.

“We would like to thank supporters for their continued patience and will endeavour to communicate the relevant arrangements with supporters in due course once they have been confirmed.”