YORK City’s promotion bid in the National League North play-offs will begin on Saturday, July 25, the league have confirmed.

The National League confirmed that the play-offs would be taking place across their three divisions over a fortnight ago, though have only now confirmed the widely reported dates for them to be held.

York will enter at the semi-final stage and will host the winner of Altrincham vs Chester - who play on Sunday July 19 - at Bootham Crescent. As expected, all play-off games will go ahead behind closed doors amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Should York progress to the final - which will take place on Saturday, August 1 - they would play at home against either Boston United, Brackley Town or Gateshead. The latter two sides face each other on July 19 in an eliminator.

The National League have confirmed that all five of the play-off matches in their top division will be broadcast live on BT Sport, though there has been no comment over whether or not the play-offs in the National League North or National League South divisions will also be screened on the television network.

York have expressed their interest in running a pay-per-view screening on YouTube.

Elsewhere in the media, it has been reported that there will be no extra time and matches will go straight to penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

It is also said that, like in the Premier League since its resumption, five substitutions can be made and there will be “cooling breaks” in each half.

The Football Association have yet to ratify the National League’s Ordinary Resolution, which was overwhelmingly passed by its club, though it is expected that the FA Council will support this.