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Fears over the possibility of the planned return of fans turning into a damp squib with some clubs battling to get close to the maximum limit set by the Government There are fears the return of football supporters could turn into a damp squib  Clubs can allow in 10,000 or 25 per cent of their capacity, whichever is fewer  But sides like Fulham, Crystal Palace and Burnley will struggle to meet that figure

By Mike Keegan For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 23:56 BST, 3 May 2021

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Concerns have been raised that the planned return of fans could turn into a damp squib with some clubs battling to get close to the maximum limit set by the Government.

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Subject to the further easing of restrictions on May 17, each Premier League side will host a match in front of their own fans before the end of the season. They have been told that they can allow in 10,000 or 25 per cent of capacity, whichever is fewer.

However, those with older, smaller grounds are facing substantial headaches to even ensure that they can get near to those figures.

There are concerns that some clubs will struggle to fit in the number of fans allowed to return

There are concerns that some clubs will struggle to fit in the number of fans allowed to return

For example Fulham's stadium Craven Cottage are working towards having 2,000 fans present

For example Fulham's stadium Craven Cottage

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