Derby County defender Curtis Davies has backed a proposal that would allow one deserving fan to attend each match once the 2019/20 campaign resumes, as both the Championship and Premier League look set to do in June.
After more than two months without football, it has been announced that the Premier League is set to return on the 17th of June, with reports suggesting that the second tier could also resume that month.
Any games will be played behind-closed-doors due to current government guidelines, with some previous reports suggesting crowds may not be allowed inside stadiums until next year.
In a column for the Metro, Colin Murray has proposed an idea that could mean fans can watch live games before that – albeit just one at a time.
Murray has suggested a different deserving fan – an NHS nurse or aid worker, for example – should be allowed to attend each game for the rest of the campaign.
The idea appears to have caught the attention of Davies, with the Derby defender taking to Twitter to throw his weight behind it.
This would be brilliant 👍🏽 https://t.co/7BNnKNm9at
— Curtis Davies #33 (@TheCurtisDavies) May 29, 2020
The Rams centre-back will be hoping his side can hit the ground running once the 2019/20 campaign gets back underway as they’re five points back from the top six with just nine games remaining.
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You can understand why Davies has backed this idea. It would seem to fit within government safety guidelines and would be a real feel-good story for the rest of the season, as well as ensuring the fan/club connection is still there.
Should the proposal get the go-ahead, the competition will likely be very high for those few ‘golden tickets’.
Looking further ahead, it is going to be very interesting to see how clubs look to engage and involve fans in their end-of-season plans.