WARRINGTON Wolves and sports clubs have received the confirmed news they have been crying out for.

Sporting venues across England will be able to welcome back spectators from next Monday, the Prime Minister has confirmed.

This means there will be up to 4,000 fans in attendance when Wolves face Huddersfield Giants at The Halliwell Jones Stadium next Monday - the first Wire game in front of a crowd since March 2020 as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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And Warrington Rylands 1906 will also have an allocation of tickets for an appearance in the FA Vase Final at Wembley on Saturday, May 22, should they be successful in Saturday's semi-final against Walsall Wood at Gorsey Lane.

Boris Johnson said at a press conference this afternoon that the Government was proceeding with its plan to take the third step in its coronavirus recovery road map, first set out on February 22.

“We’ll unlock the turnstiles of our sports stadia subject to capacity limits,” Johnson said in his opening speech as he detailed the further easing of lockdown in England.

It means larger seated outdoor venues will be able to admit up to 10,000 spectators from next week.

For smaller outdoor venues capacities will be capped at 4,000 or 50 per cent, whichever is the lowest.