YORK City have asked the National League to honour their commitment to promoting two clubs from the National League North, should the play-offs be cancelled for any reason.

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the play-offs would go ahead in the National League's three divisions "subject to the applicable government guidance on the phased return of elite sport", the league said.

But, York are keen to ensure that they would be promoted if the play-offs were unable to be staged under any circumstances.

A statement written on the York City website read: "York City Football Club welcomes tonight’s announcement from the National League, which confirms that clubs have voted to conclude the season based on unweighted points per game and reinstate play-offs.

"York City has another chance at promotion and will now seek guidance from the league and government on a number of points including, but not limited to, hosting play-offs safely and in line with government guidelines, testing protocols, broadcast opportunities and financial support.

"Today, the club also raised a query directly with the league, regarding the protection of promotion places, asking that should the play-offs be cancelled for any reason two promotion places are still honoured.

"Within the detailed proposal, York City chairman Jason McGill highlighted that the league could and should adopt the EFL’s new regulations which state that: 'If the Board determines that it is necessary to cancel a Division’s 2019/20 play-off competition, the Board shall determine which one of the four Clubs (in this case six clubs in the National League North and National League South) that would have participated in that play-off competition shall be promoted to the next highest division.'"