10,000 Newcastle United fans could return to St James’ Park before the end of the season, the club have announced.

The Magpies hope to welcome back up to 10,000 supporters for their final home game of the season against Sheffield United on May 19 at 6pm and this weekend has seen a 48-hour ballot open to supporters.

Having opened at 10am yesterday (Friday, May 7) supporters have until 9am tomorrow (Sunday, May 9) to apply for tickets to the match through the ballot.

Supporters who can apply for tickets must have either season tickets on long term price freeze deals, or have held a valid season ticket at the end of the 2019/20 season and continue to have account credit outstanding on their account.

The plans, which are subject to any government announcements surrounding the current situation, will see all stands open for the match although Level 7 at St James Park’ will not open for the game.

If the plans go ahead as scheduled, it’ll be the first time Newcastle supporters have been at a Magpies game at St James’ for over a year.

Last night saw the team beat Leicester City 2-4 away from home with striker Callum Wilson getting two of the goals.