YORK City director Richard Adams has said that the club are not in a position to offer players contracts until they know the outcome of the current season.

York’s campaign has been suspended since mid-March amid the coronavirus pandemic with club staff and players placed on furlough in early April.

The National League have confirmed that the reminder of the regular season will not be played with a final decision thought to be forthcoming given that the League are meeting this week following a points-per-game verdict by the English Football League (EFL).

Such uncertainty as to whether National League North leaders City will be playing in the National League or remaining in the sixth tier has meant little movement in regards to bringing in players or securing others’ futures.

“Like all supporters, the board are frustrated by the numerous discussions on the outcome of the 2019/20 campaign,” Adams wrote on the There’s Only One Arthur Bottom newsletter.

“The management team, players etc are all furloughed and still been partly paid by the club.

“Until we know the outcome, which league will we be playing, we are therefore not in a position to sign or offer contacts to existing or new incoming players, which would result in paying them.”

The director added: “At the present time with the staff furloughed and under the rules they can not work therefore statements as not as forthcoming as we would like."

Adams outlined the current situation regarding the club's move to the LNER Community Stadium, saying that he would prefer the Minstermen to have a farewell match at Bootham Crescent before the switch.

“We failed to complete the season at Bootham Crescent, therefore, all our plans were shelved." he continued.

“From reports the LNER Stadium is complete, but there is still the question of ‘Testing and Certification.’

“To gain the necessary certification needs to be done with people in the ground, within the hospitality areas etc.

"The pandemic has currently put an end to this until groups can congregate in large numbers.

“The general feeling from League One and Two, plus the National League remains that any resumption is not financially viable behind closed doors.

“At this point of time, we are cannot name a date for games to start again, but we are hopeful.

“Testing of the new stadium is the key to whether we start at Bootham Crescent or Monks Cross.

“Personally, I would like to see a farewell game before making the move – in September it will be 70 years since my very first visit."

Adams - who is also chairman of the York City Vice Presidents Association - also commended the £1,000 donation by the York City Supporters' Trust which took the Vice Presidents Association's fundraising effort past its £10,000 target earlier this week.

“100 per cent of money raised will be used for the assembly and development of the team – this will be controlled and overseen by the VP’s Organising Committee and the management team," he said.

“I believe this is a positive move and would reiterate Mike’s words (Mike Brown, York City Supporters' Trust chairman) in asking all York City fans to contribute whatever they can, showing that as supporters we are in full support of Steve Watson and his management team."