THE Football Association has recommended that the long-proposed restructure of non-league take place.

On the cards since the 2019/20 season, the recommendation - put forward by the FA Alliance and Leagues Committees but which will still require FA Council approval - will see 110 clubs from Step 5 to Step 7 moved upwards.

A new division will also be created at Step 4 and two at Step 5 while the number of divisions at Step 6 will be reduced by two to 17.

Pickering Town, Tadcaster Albion and Selby Town could all be affected.

The Pikes and Tadcaster both play in the north/west division of the Northern Premier League, who will administer the new division at Step 4.

Selby, who play at Step 6, could be either directly affected themselves, or see the make-up of their Northern Counties East League division one changed.

Results from the curtailed 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons will inform the decision to reallocate teams - which will come as a relief to the Robins, who were in the hunt for the title two seasons ago, but found themselves floundering at the foot of the table in 2020/21.

A total of 20 clubs will move from Step 5 to Step 4, and 60 clubs will move from Step 6 to Step 5. Clubs will be selected on points-per-game basis from the last two seasons, plus as-yet undetermined eligibility criteria “based on sporting merit”.

The top-three ranked clubs from 18 of the 19 divisions at Step 6 will be considered eligible for upward movement and be invited to apply (the South West Peninsula League will consider only the top two sides).

Based solely off points per game for the last two seasons, Selby are ranked fifth in their division. Their 1.9-point average from 34 games places them behind Worsbrough Bridge Athletic (2.25 from 36), Skegness Town (2.18 from 34), Campion (2.057 from 35) and North Ferriby United (2.056 from 36).