Newcastle United has launched half-season tickets in a move designed to boost low attendances at St James’ Park.

The deal is being offered to current season ticket holders who can obtain the half-season pass for free to gift to fellow supporters of the Premier League club.

The 10-game Newcastle ticket will kick off on December 28 for the club’s home game against Everton at the 52,354-capacity ground.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said: “The supporters have been nothing short of magnificent since I arrived in the summer and I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to each and every one of them.

“I hope a gesture like this will help us to full the place because St.James’ Park in full voice is a force to be reckoned with.

“To have the crowds we have is wonderful, and we can’t ever take that for granted, but the question to all of us at the club is can we pack the stadium to the rafters?”

Newcastle’s most recent game against Southampton marked the club’s lowest attendance for a Premier League match since November 2010, with 42,303 fans. The club’s 2019-20 season average gate is 46,124.

Applications for the half-season passes open today (Tuesday) and will offered on a first-come, first-served basis