CHERRIES are "keenly investigating" an initiative to donate match tickets to key workers next season.

Earlier today, Brighton & Hove Albion pledged a minimum of 1,000 matchday tickets to NHS workers as a gesture of thanks for their heroic work on the front-line in the nation's fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

Seagulls made the pledge in their bid to try and raise 100,000 tickets for the NHS, before passing the baton onto Cherries via Twitter.

Cherries chairman Jeff Mostyn told the club's website: "Brighton have made a fantastic gesture in their commitment of tickets and we are also exploring the opportunity to provide tickets for all key workers who are playing such a crucial role in such a challenging climate.

“This would be one way in which a football club can show its appreciation for those key workers across all industries.”

Cherries and Brighton have also joined forces to call all football fans to join the nation on Thursday at 8pm to display a gesture of gratitude to NHS workers, as part of the nationwide appeal for a one-minute round of applause for the country's heroes.