YORK City are "tentatively planning for a reduced-capacity crowd", the club have said.

The Minstermen also say they are still hopeful of starting next season at the LNER Community Stadium.

The club has received support from the Premier League in the form of the Matchday Support Fund to help put measures in place to combat challenges posed by Covid-19.

A statement on the club's website reads: "We still hope to start the new season with our supporters in the LNER Community Stadium.

"There are some final details to resolve before we can confirm fully, however, we want to keep supporters up to date as to what the club is planning for.

"We await confirmation from the Government, FA, and National League on the situation with supporters in stadia at our level, but are tentatively planning for a reduced-capacity crowd."

The Matchday Support Fund is managed by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), which is financed by the Premier League and supports non-league and women’s football pyramid clubs with the cost of improvements to their grounds.

It follows the recent Pitch and Club Preparation Funds, which saw £8.7m in grants awarded by the Football Foundation charity to prepare for the return of football.

York sporting director Dave Penney said: “The matchday support fund will make a big difference in our preparations for the new season, ensuring players, staff and supporters can enjoy football in a safe environment, whilst we follow the anticipated guidance set out from the Government, FA, and National League.”