A limited number of supporters will be allowed to attend Tranmere Rovers' next home league match, the club has confirmed.

The news comes following the announcement earlier today that Wirral has been placed into Tier 2 of the Government's Covid Alert System, when current lockdown restrictions are lifted on December 2.

It will be the first time that supporters have been allowed to attend matches at Prenton Park sinced February 11.

Tranmere's first home match after this date is on Saturday, December 5 against Walsall.

In line with Government Tier 2 rules, 2,000 supporters will be allowed to attend the fixture. The lucky fans will be chosen from a ballot of Season Ticket holders on Monday.

A statement on the Tranmere website said: "Following today’s Government announcement that Wirral has been placed in Tier 2, we are delighted to announce that, subject to final sign off by the Safety Advisory Group, a limited number of fans will be allowed back into Prenton Park for our home game on Saturday 5th December at home to Walsall.

"It will be fantastic to have at least some of the SWA back in the stadium as our twelfth man, for the first time since February.

"Two thousand fans will be able to attend the game against Walsall and seats will be allocated by a ballot of season ticket holders. The ballot will be held on Monday and successful season ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible.

"Any season ticket holder who is not successful through the ballot will be given priority for the next home game against Stevenage on 15th December and will also be provided with an iFollow pass for the match they are unable to attend (unless opted out of iFollow).

"There will be no away fans permitted in the stadium whilst capacity is limited below our normal attendance levels.

"Where there is more than one season ticket holder registered to the same address, all season ticket holders in that house will be allocated tickets together."

Tranmere are currently ninth in League Two, following a run of four successive league wins.

For full details on the match day process, click here.