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York City in the dark as rumors swirl about the 2019-20 season-ending

York City has confirmed they have yet to receive any official announcement from the National League about the proposed ending of the 2019-20 season.

The response of York City comes amid information that the governing body has required the Football Association to finish the season as soon as possible because of the coronavirus pandemic. York City is sitting at the top of National League North.

The National League board has stressed that the season needs to finish by canceling all remaining fixtures. Therefore, all divisions are currently postponed.

How the final standings will be determined depends on crunch talks between the league and the FA.

A York City statement read: “We want to clarify that we are yet to receive official information from the National League around the completion of the season.

“However, we would like to take this opportunity to assure fans that the club has made a strong case regarding how the season may be brought to a close, in light of York City FC’s position in the league.”

“In the meantime, stay safe and we will wait for official news and keep fans up to date as and when we receive information.”

Harrogate Town, the fate of York’s county neighbors, is in second place in the National League and also up in the air besides candidates Halifax Town.

Harrogate and leaders Barrow are reported to be promoted to the Football League while Fylde and Chorley to be relegated to National League North.

Chairman David Bosomworth said: “The National League has been in touch now and we have submitted all the information required from a contractual and financial perspective.

 “We were also questioned about our thoughts on the ending of the season, the answer is that we want to do so, for the club, the team, and the supporters.”

Meanwhile, Rotherham United have closed down their day-to-day operations and furloughed a number of non-playing staff.

The Millers took the decision based on the support system of the government amid the pandemic.