Doncaster boss Moore questions fairness of allowing fans into limited grounds

Darren Moore.Darren Moore.
Darren Moore.
Rovers will be the first team since March to play at the PTS with fans in attendance

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore has called into question the fairness of allowing supporters to return to only a select number of stadiums.

Next Saturday's League One fixture between Northampton and Doncaster is set to be used as a pilot event with 1,000 Cobblers season ticket holders allowed into the PTS Academy Stadium.

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That's not the same all over the country though. No away fans will be permitted entry into any match for the foreseeable future while Doncaster themselves will continue to play in front of an empty home ground having been placed into Tier Three of coronavirus restrictions by the Government.

Whilst Moore is pleased that supporters are returning, he believes allowing fans into certain grounds only will be a disadvantage to some clubs, including Donny.

“It’s not fair where some areas could might be able to get 4,000 fans in and others you can’t,” he told the Doncaster Free Press. “It’s not fair in that sense.

“I understand supporters must be in desperation to get back out and support their team on a Saturday afternoon. Their weekly routine has been heavily disrupted. I really do understand that because they’ve had to put up with it for so long.

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“They’ve just got love, compassion and support for their football club. At the same time is it fair for the travelling teams to enter into a stadium with up to 4,000 home fans and not be able to do the same at their own ground?

“You want it to be a level playing field across the board, but it all comes down to health and safety as it should. That has to prevail out of everything. If it’s keeping people safe and well then so be it.”

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