The Scottish Government have given the go ahead for a small number of fans to attend games two pilot games in the Premiership.

Two pilot SPFL matches will take place in front of 300 home supporters following talks between Ministers and the football authorities.

Aberdeen v Kilmarnock and Ross County v Celtic – on Saturday 12 September, have been approved after each of the home teams submitted detailed operational plans for the safe admission of fans.

Rangers v St Mirren will not be involved in the pilot, due to lockdown restrictions in Glasgow.

However, no date has been set for the resumption of stadium events.

Sports Minister Joe FitzPatrick said: “No final decision has yet been taken regarding the general resumption of stadia events with restricted numbers of spectators and nothing should be taken for granted at this stage.

"However, the Scottish Government has agreed that the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) can hold two pilot events, each with 300 home supporters only, on 12 September."

Aberdeen's commercial director, Rob Wicks, confirmed that season ticket holders who signed up before July 10 will be prioritised for the game.

A ballot of those 7500 season ticket holders will be cast to determine who attends the match.

He said: “Our guarantee to those who have purchased full season tickets is that they will get priority access for attending games this season and we are excited to be able to give some season ticket holders the opportunity to participate in this trial for the visit of Kilmarnock.

“It is their support which has helped and continues to help as we tackle the significant financial challenge in front of us and we want to do all that we can to recognise that.

“Our primary focus now is to build on the rigorous work that has been done so far to ensure we can host games at Pittodrie and extend that to provide a safe experience for our fans who have waited patiently for this opportunity. This is a learning process for us all and will require a bit more patience before we get back to the sort of crowds we were used to seeing before the pandemic began."