OXFORD City hope to have season ticket-holders back at Court Place Farm for Tuesday’s visit of St Albans City.

The Vanarama National League South club has been in talks with competition organisers, the city council and the FA over the phased return of fans.

If the St Albans match passes smoothly, City will look to increase the number of supporters for the home match against Dulwich Hamlet next Saturday.

Venues in Oxfordshire, which is in tier two of coronavirus restrictions, can currently hold up to 2,000 fans, or 50 per cent of capacity.

For City, this would mean allowing a maximum of 1,000 supporters, although their average attendance last season was only 368.

A spokesperson confirmed additional season tickets will go on sale ‘in due course’.

They added: “In light of the government’s announcement that Oxfordshire is now in tier two, we are working closely with the league and relevant safety advisory groups on our protocols to allow fans in.

“We are looking at introducing a phased approach, ensuring that we provide a safe and enjoyable match day experience for all.”

City, who are 11th in the table after their 4-1 midweek win at Hungerford Town, visit second-bottom Braintree Town on Saturday.