YORK City are set to face six games in 18 days after receiving new dates for a home meeting with Chester and the FA Trophy second round.

Win the latter and it could become seven games in 22 days.

The National League North fixture against Chester - postponed from the original date of November 7 because of positive Covid-19 tests among the Chester players - is set for Saturday, December 5 (3pm).

Meanwhile, the FA Trophy second round - the stage at which Step 2 teams enter this season - has been shunted back to Tuesday, December 15. Third round fixtures have been set for December 19, a date for which York currently have no game arranged.

December 5 was the date originally planned for the second round. However, since the second national lockdown put the entire ‘non-elite’ (Step 3 and down) fixture schedule on hold, first round games are still yet to be played.

Tuesday, December 8 is the revised date for the first round proper.

Currently sitting out their second coronavirus-enforced self-isolation period of the season - four fixtures from which await new dates - York are due back in action on November 28 at Leamington. The Brakes confirmed a player’s positive Covid-19 test on November 14, just after York did.

Following the trip to Warwick-shire, City are due to travel to Blyth Spartans, who have also recorded a positive test. They are expected to return for the York fixture, though it may be moved back 24 hours from the planned date of Tuesday, December 1.

York then host three consecutive home games, with Chester the weekend visitors before facing Kettering Town - rearranged from City’s first isolation period - under the Bootham Crescent lights on December 8 and Spennymoor Town on December 12.