THE normal away capacity has been halved at Port Vale for the visit of Swindon Town in the League Two play-offs next Thursday.

Town visit Vale Park in the second leg of their semi-final, with the winners taking on Northampton or Mansfield at Wembley on Saturday, May 28.

Away supporters would usually be housed in the 4,500-capacity Hamil Road Stand, but Vale will instead open this up to home fans and put the Town faithful in the Bycars End.

This mirrors the similarly reduced capacity for away fans for the first leg at the County Ground on Sunday, which will see 2,200 Vale fans on Stratton Bank.

Tickets for the away game will go on sale on Friday, while Sunday's game is a sell-out

Swindon Town FC CEO Rob Angus said: “There is a minimum allocation [for away fans] that clubs have to give, which is 2,000 - or 10 per cent of capacity.

"I think, the way things are going, clubs are matching and trying to prevent any competitive advantage by having a larger following than needed.

“And clubs don’t get as much revenue from these games, with the EFL taking a greater share.”

Both legs of the semi-finals will air on Sky Sports.

Swindon finished the season in sixth place in League Two and were 3-1 winners at Vale Park in January