Carlisle United have reported "extremely positive" feedback on their test event which saw 1,000 fans return to Brunton Park.

The Blues hosted the first attendance at an EFL game since March in Saturday's home clash with Southend.

Supporters were back in the stadium on a socially-distanced basis as part of efforts to see the safe return of fans to games in the League amid the coronavirus pandemic.

United said the way they handled the event and the way fans approached it appears to have been a success.

A club spokesman said today: "The feedback from the safety advisors who were here, and also from our fans, has been extremely positive."

Carlisle say they will issue a more detailed update later today.

The game, which kicked off at 1pm, was one of seven EFL games to welcome 1,000 fans at the weekend.

Supporters were back in the Main Stand, Pioneer Stand, Warwick Road End and Paddock.

They were asked to observe social distancing and other safety measures, such as one-way systems, with fans also asked to wear face coverings when moving around the stadium.

It now remains to be seen how the game will look to build on the return of supporters to certain grounds.

Further fans back in stadiums is seen as vital to the finances of clubs, but the pilot schemes come at a time the Government are set to introduced tightened measures to combat a second wave of Covid-19.