LATICS fans will be able to stream games they are not able to attend in person due to coronavirus restrictions.

The season is set to begin behind closed doors at home to Carlisle United in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Saturday, September 5.

Harry Kewell’s side then begin their League Two campaign seven days later with Leyton Orient the visitors to Boundary Park.

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the EFL and Sky Sports had come to an agreement for all non-televised matches to be available online until supporters are allowed back into stadiums.

Season ticket holders will be provided access to all home league games as part of their package while individual games, including Latics’ Carabao Cup opener, are available for £10.

This does not apply to games that are being broadcast live by Sky.

Details for games in the EFL Trophy are to be confirmed, Latics pencilled in to be at home to Wolves’ Under-21s on Tuesday, September 8, although details are still to be finalised.

The framework will be reviewed in October, at the point when fans are first scheduled to be allowed to return to stadiums on a strictly limited, socially distanced basis.

EFL chief executive David Baldwin said: “There is no argument that attending live matches is what the league, its clubs and fans want to see and, clearly, the overriding objective is to get supporters back into stadiums as soon as it is safe to do so.

“In the meantime, this framework allows our clubs, if they so wish, to reward their most loyal supporters by providing what we hope is only short-term access to watch their matches.

“It’s important that whilst the doors remain fully, or part shut, we ensure there is the ability for fans of all EFL clubs to be able to gain access and watch their team and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sky Sports for their support in this matter.

“Collectively, it’s not our preferred situation but given the circumstances Covid has presented us it gives us a temporary option whilst we finalise our plans for fans returning.”

Latics’ planned Boundary Park friendly against Blackpool on Saturday has been cancelled due to the Seasiders’ Carabao Cup game at Stoke City being moved.