YORK City's National League North play-off campaign will feature all six clubs after Chester confirmed their position.

Chester had been the only club yet to make their stance known by the end of last week but, on Monday evening, they announced that they would be taking part in competing for a spot in the National League.

The Blues, who finished sixth in the Vanarama National League North table after points-per-game, also announced that their playing squad will "donate their contractual entitlements back to the club" in order to enable to them to take part.

A Chester statement read: "Having undertaken a detailed analysis of the financial and operational commitments involved, the Board unanimously agreed we can finish this season on the pitch and challenge for promotion to the National League without risking the financial security of our club.

"The club will incur significant expense as a result of participating in the play-offs due to the testing requirements, staff returning from furlough leave and Covid-19 safety measures, however we have taken steps to mitigate this and believe this decision reflects the wishes and ambitions of our members."

Elsewhere, Chester have confirmed that former York goalkeeper Jon Worsnop will be joining them as their goalkeeping coach for the play-offs.

It has also been reported that the National League has declined requests from clubs to play friendly matches prior to the play-offs, with the 'matchday stage' protocol not yet complete

There is also frustration among the clubs in the National League's three divisions that the play-off dates have yet to be formally given by the league and the Football Association has not yet ratified the resolution over the play-offs.