PROMOTER Danny Ford expressed his delight to see fans scheduled back at Wimborne Road under no restrictions this month, as Pirates begin to ramp up their campaign.

Sports venues in England are set to return to full capacity from July 19 after the Government announced plans to ease the remaining restrictions on social distancing.

Poole’s next home meeting comes against Plymouth Gladiators on Wednesday, July 21, with fans set to be able to pay cash to attend on the night, rather than having to pre-book tickets in groups.

Reacting to the news that restrictions were set to be eased, Ford told Pirates’ website: “I think the whole nation was given a boost on Monday evening when the Prime Minister laid out the plans for the move to step four, which hopefully will happen on July 19.

“Provided that all goes to plan then it will be particularly pleasing to host a speedway meeting without the constraints that we have had to contend with, for all the right reasons, at our first two matches.

"As things stand, we will need to wait to see what catering facilities will be available at the stadium and we hope to be able to update our patrons on that aspect shortly.”

Ford told the Daily Echo Poole had made a significant loss on their first meeting against Berwick in the SGB Championship.

But now restrictions are set to be lifted, he cannot wait to see some normality come back to Pirates’ home venue.

“With Plymouth due in town on July 21 for the second leg of the knockout Cup there is a lot to look forward to,” he said.

“Not least that Bjarne (Pedersen) and Jason (Crump) will be back, but of course there will be the added ingredient of Zane Keleher returning, hopefully not to haunt us though.

"Whilst it is our intention to allow supporters to pay cash on the night, we will continue to offer advance bookings and tickets for our next four meetings will be put on sale through the website later this week.”