SWINDON Town's League One match away at Blackpool this weekend will see up to 1000 fans allowed in as part of the EFL's 'return of fans' pilot programme.

Nine other games across the EFL will also see fans allowed through the door this weekend as the organisation explores the possibility of more spectators coming to games from the start of October.

On Wednesday, Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens revealed the club has applied to host a test event on October 6 when the County Ground outfit host Exeter City in the EFL Trophy.

The EFL is still in discussions with the government over fans returning, with the series of test events being used as proof that people can watch games safely in the current climate.

In League One, Charlton against Doncaster, Hull against Crewe and Shrewsbury against Northampton will also see up to 1000 home fans in attendance following a successful pilot at Cambridge United last weekend.

In a statement from EFL chairman Rick Parry, he said: "It's encouraging that we are in a position to move forward with the next phase of the pilot programme and give a small number of our clubs the opportunity to welcome back up to a 1,000 fans this week.

"The health and well-being of supporters and their wider communities remains the priority, but as we showed at Cambridge, social distancing can be applied safely.

"By extending across more EFL clubs we hope to further demonstrate that the measures developed can allow fans to return in greater numbers from as early as next month."

It is important to note than only home fans with a valid postcode within the area will be allowed to attend these matches.