Graham Potter believes Premier League clubs are ready to bring back fans.

The Albion head coach is preparing his side to face Crystal Palace behind closed doors on Sunday.

It will be their 17th fixture without spectators since lockdown earlier in the year.

Prem chief executive Richard Masters this week pointed to the example of a well-attended London Palladium event in making a case for fans being allowed into stadia.

Potter, while admitting he does not have all the information available to the Government, holds a similar view.

He relishes the "wonderful atmosphere" of clashes against Palace and feels an imminent return of crowds should be a realistic prospect.

"I feel a bit of a fraud speaking without the full info but my gut instinct says I agree with him," Potter said of Masters' comments.

"We're allowed to go into pubs, we're allowed to go indoors, we're allowed to be at events, and I think football has the capacity to socially distance, to organise themselves, to allow supporters back in.

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"I can see where he's coming from. I tend to agree.

"This derby is a great one for the supporters. It generates a wonderful atmosphere. I thought the game last year at Selhurst Park was really good, it was a really good atmosphere - it was hostile but not too hostile, it was on the right level.

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"I think the longer it (no fans) goes on, it's very upsetting to see. The quicker that we can get supporters back, the better."