WORCESTER City’s Claines Lane home is set to be finished by the time football returns next month, chairman Steve Goode has said.

During the national lockdown work has been ongoing at Claines and Goode says he is “really confident” it will all be ready for City’s first home game of the suspended 2020/21 campaign, against Coventry United on December 12.

The Droitwich Road entrance and other "small bits" are still being worked on but Goode is confident that it will be completed in time.

“The main benefit, if we can call it that, is that the facility at Claines Lane will hopefully be done when we get back,” he said.

“There is still some work going on at the Droitwich Road and a few other bits but hopefully that’ll be done by the time we return.

“It’ll be nice to get back there, back playing football, with fans and a finished facility.

“When I went up there last the building had been finished, changing rooms complete, the offices had all been done.

“The toilets are all in and will be open indoors and outdoors, kitchens are done, where we can do food.

“The entrance on Droitwich Road, a gate has been put up and still needs to be done but that should be finished by the time football comes back.

“I am really confident it will all be up and running.”

Following the news earlier in the week that the government will allow supporters back into stadiums, it is still yet to be confirmed as to how many clubs like City will be allowed.

Leagues from steps five and six are meeting with the FA tonight to discuss the situation regarding attendance.

Before the second national lockdown of 2020, Worcester were allowed 300 for each game but under new restrictions, that number could rise to 500.

The majority of City’s league are in tier 3 and there are murmurings that games at tier 3 grounds will have to be played behind closed doors and fans from tier 3 areas might not be permitted to travel.

City are set to travel to Shepshed Dynamo on December 5 for their FA Vase second round tie.