Last season Celtic became the first British club to use a ‘safe standing’ system of rail seating in a section of their stadium.
Standing was banned in the top two tiers of English football on the recommendation of the Taylor Report, issued after the Hillsborough disaster.
After the inquest cleared fans of any wrongdoing last year, attitudes towards standing at top-level football have softened, and the Premier League is currently consulting its members on whether they should reintroduce it.
Shrewsbury Town have applied to become the first club to introduce safe standing at their ground.
Rail seats will ensure that nobody falls over no matter how wildly they celebrate a goal and, by having a dedicated standing area, we believe that the overall atmosphere in the stadium will also be enhanced.
The League One side want to have rail seats in use at the 10,000 capacity Greenhous Meadow stadium before the end of the 2017-18 season and have formally approached the Sports Ground Safety Authority to get permission to fit them.
We have followed the last success of England’s youth teams with the Under-20s becoming world champions and the Under-17 reaching the finals.
Aidy Boothroyd has challenged England’s players to rise to the occasion of their European Under-21 Championship semi-final against Germany on Tuesday and emulate the victory of the Under-20 team at the World Cup this month.
England have done a good job with their youth players so we know it will be a very difficult game for us.”