ACCRINGTON Stanley are aiming to allow some home supporters in to watch their meeting with Oxford United next month.

The start of the EFL season is taking place behind closed doors as part of coronavirus safety measures.

But there are hopes restricted capacities could be allowed across the board from October.

Before that can become reality, test events will need to be held - and Stanley have announced an intention to use the U's game at the Crown Ground on Saturday, September 26.

Subject to final approval from the Safety Advisory Group, they plan to allow 770 supporters are allowed into the stadium, all socially distanced across the four stands. 

The club intends to admit the first 770 season ticket purchasers for this game.

United fans would though be able to stream the game for £10, under measures announced today.

Providing it is successful, they have been given the go-ahead to increase the attendance to 1,535 in October.

Stanley had the smallest average home attendances in League One last season, at 2,862.

Several other clubs have announced similar test events. If United were to hold one with a severely restricted capacity next month it would be against Sunderland on September 19, which is their only league home game before October.