YORK City fans may not be able to attend their Vanarama National League North play-off semi-final in a fortnight, but they will be able to ensure a cardboard cut-out is there instead.

York have confirmed that they will follow the lead set by other clubs in the Premier League and the SkyBet Championship in putting up cut-outs of photos of supporters around their ground, given that all of their play-off matches are going ahead behind closed doors amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

To purchase a cut-out, supporters can visit the Fans At The Game website (www.yorkcity.fansatthegame.co.uk) on their smartphone or tablet before taking a picture of themselves for use.

The cut-outs will then be sent and put in place at Bootham Crescent, though for season ticket holders, they cannot be put into 'their' seats.

The cut-outs may be collected by supporters once spectators are allowed by into football grounds.

Cut-outs are priced at £25 and fans have until 5pm on Monday, July 20 to purchase a cut-out.

Away fans from either Altrincham or Chester can also purchase a cut-out.

"We’re all missing football and even though it’s not going to be like normal, we’re giving fans a chance to get back in the ground, with the launch of Fans At The Game," said a York City statement.

"Bringing our fans on our Play-Off journey is incredibly important to us, so we’ve teamed up with The Football Company, to give you an opportunity to have your own personalised, recyclable, waterproof cut-out displayed proudly in the stands.

"We want our supporters to be represented, at Bootham Crescent even if they can’t be there in person."

City will play the winner of Altrincham vs Chester on Saturday, July 25 at Bootham Crescent in their play-off semi-final.

Should they progress to the final, they would then host either Boston United, Brackley Town or Gateshead for a place in the National League on Saturday, August 1.

Fans experiencing issues are advised to contact York or to email: sales@thefootballcompany.tv