Watford are giving season-ticket holders the choice of what to do with the payment covering those games they will now be unable to attend this season.

The Hornets are now stepping up preparations to resume the campaign over the weekend of June 19 to 21 after clubs agreed on a planned restart date last week.

Nigel Pearson’s men have nine matches remaining in the suspended 2019/20 season, five of which are scheduled to be played at Vicarage Road. However, all remaining fixtures this season will be played behind closed doors due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

With season ticket holders now unable to attend these matches, the club are in the process of contacting fans via email and in writing outlining the options available to them with the payment the club currently holds.

The payment amount equates to 5/19th of the cost of each season ticket and the options fans have are:

A refund of the amount owing.

A credit against a future season ticket purchase.

A donation of the full amount to either the club’s Community Sports & Education Trust or Raise, West Herts Hospitals Trust’s own charity, or both.

A combination of two or all three of the options under a ‘Part One, Part Another’ scheme.

The email sent to fans contains a link to a PDF detailing the amount owing for each type of season ticket – 75-miler season ticket holders are set to receive a separate email because of the differing amounts involved.

After checking the PDF and making a decision, season ticket holders are being asked to email their instructions to the club at ticket.office@watfordfc.com

With more than 13,500 season ticket holders involved, the Hornets expect the process to take a few weeks but are “committing to cleared funds showing in accounts before the end of June - specifically Friday June 29”.

No decision has been made on whether fans will be able to attend games in the 2020/21 season, but the club state: “We promise to provide you the same priorities and access with regards to season ticket purchase as you have had before, at a time in the future when we are able to confirm the return of supporters at Vicarage Road Stadium - subject to football governance confirmation.”