English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers has sold more than 11,000 season tickets, edging closer to the 16,500 figure that will allow for a partial refund for every buyer.

Wolves supporters will get between £59 (€69/$74) and £119 back if 16,500 are sold before May 31.

According to the Wolverhampton Express and Star website, the club is well on course to sell far more than this season’s final season ticket figure of around 13,500. Wolves sold 10,000 ‘early bird’ tickets last season.

Around 4,000 current season-ticket holders are still to renew, with the cheaper ‘early bird’ price still available until 5pm on Monday.

Managing director Laurie Dalrymple, said: “We’re hugely appreciative of all the fans that have made that commitment so far. It’s really encouraging that represented within this figure is a strong proportion of new season-ticket holders.

“Of course, we rely on our existing season-ticket base to renew and a lot of them do, but also over 20 per cent of the season-ticket numbers for next season are new applicants.

“I am the first to admit that the season has been frustratingly inconsistent, however, I think what we’ve seen in the last couple of games has been more of a true reflection of where this squad can go, and the ability within the team.

“I’m extremely hopeful that we will continue that form for the rest of the season and beyond. The message is now to just get behind the team for the remaining games of this season and see where we can go.”

Rochdale is another English Football League club to have offered a similar refund deal for the 2017-18 season. The League One third-tier club announced last week that if more than 4,000 tickets are purchased, season tickets would cost just £110.