Our first home Premier League game of the season, against Stoke City on Saturday August 13 (3pm), is heading for a sell out.

"We are currently assessing the situation and a further statement updating the position will be made in due course, but as things stand we are down to bare bones" said Head of Retail and Ticketing Jo-Ann Swinnerton.

"We have now suspended selling tickets over the counter, online and on the phone."

She added: "Fans can be added to a waiting list by either contacting supporters@mfc.co.uk or by calling the ticket office on 0844 499 1234. 

"Please leave a contact telephone number and include the number tickets required."