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You only sing while you’re watching! Fans just can’t get enough at trial matches

Forest Green Rovers v Bradford City – Sky Bet League Two – New Lawn
(Image credit: Jacob King)

The first steps towards readmitting supporters to professional matches in England were taken on Saturday as seven EFL fixtures took part in a pilot scheme, with crowds of up to 1,000 permitted.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best images from those games.

Fans were socially distanced at Bloomfield Road, where Blackpool beat Swindon 2-0 in League One

Fans were socially distanced at Bloomfield Road, where Blackpool beat Swindon in League One (Tim Markland)

Norwich supporters returned to Carrow Road for the visit of Preston in the Championship

Norwich supporters returned to Carrow Road for the visit of Preston in the Championship (Nigel French/PA)

Middlesbrough supporters were pleased to be back at the Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough supporters were pleased to be back at the Riverside Stadium (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Supporters queued sensibly outside The Valley, where Charlton took on Doncaster

Supporters queued sensibly outside The Valley, where Charlton took on Doncaster (Steven Paston/PA)

Middlesbrough were rewarded with a late Marcus Browne equaliser against Bournemouth at the Riverside

Middlesbrough were rewarded with a late Marcus Browne equaliser against Bournemouth at the Riverside (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Spectators at Forest Green had their temperatures checked before admission to the League Two game against Bradford

Spectators at Forest Green had their temperatures checked before admission to the League Two game against Bradford (Jacob King/PA)

Carlisle beat Southend 2-0 in their League Two pilot match

Carlisle beat Southend 2-0 in their League Two pilot match (Richard Sellers/PA)

Those attending were reminded of the need to wear PPE and maintain safe social distances

Those attending were reminded of the need to wear PPE and maintain safe social distances (Steven Paston/PA)

Safety warnings were clear on the concourses at The Valley

Safety warnings were clear on the concourses at The Valley (Steven Paston/PA)

Norwich manager Daniel Farke was pleased to see fans back

Norwich manager Daniel Farke was pleased to see fans back (Nigel French/PA)

Preston's Ryan Ledson sits on the pitch in front of fans at Carrow Road

Preston’s Ryan Ledson sits on the pitch in front of fans at Carrow Road (Nigel French/PA)

General view of supporters inside the Riverside Stadium

A general view of supporters inside the Riverside Stadium (PA)

Carlisle fans on their seats at Brunton Park

Carlisle fans on their seats at Brunton Park (Richard Sellers/PA)

Charlton fans had to wait to leave The Valley row by row in a controlled exit after their League One loss to Doncaster

Charlton fans had to wait to leave The Valley row by row in a controlled exit after their League One loss to Doncaster (Steven Paston/PA)

A steward disinfects the seats after the game at The Valley

A steward disinfects the seats after the game at The Valley (PA)