YORK City have created a petition calling on the National League to honour their commitment to promoting two clubs throughout the football pyramid, should the play-offs not take place.

At present, York believe there is a lack of clarity over what would happen should the play-offs not go ahead, with current regulations leaving the decision up to the National League board, which goes against the precedent set in the English Football League.

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.

Writing on their Change.org page, the club said: "Due to coronavirus many clubs, in particular those in play-off positions in the National League North and National League South, find themselves in an ambiguous position, with 79 per cent of the season completed, play-offs confirmed to go ahead but no regulations to protect two promotion places should play-offs be cancelled.

"Currently, based on National League resolutions passed on June 17, the National League Board can “modify, restrict, postpone or cancel the Play-Offs”, as they see fit but has not yet committed to guarantee original promotion places in the event of the above.

"This has raised a question regarding the protection of promotion places, which relates to football at every level."

The petition lays out new regulations which would protection under unforeseen circumstances.

The proposal states that if a season is cancelled with over 75 per cent of matches played then the original promotion places are guaranteed, being decided on unweighted points-per-game.

York further stated: "Should sport resume (in line with government guidance), the appropriate teams (would) compete in the play-offs.

"If play-offs are not allowed to take place, promotions are upheld and decided based on rankings."

To sign the petition, visit the link here: www.change.org/p/protect-football-promotion-places