Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver believes his National League promotion contenders will return from the prolonged break with even more energy.

Town are among the most interested observers as the game bids to reach a resolution to the 2019/20 season, having been in 2nd place in the table prior to March’s shutdown.

In an update to supporters, Weaver began by addressing that constantly-discussed topic: “The EFL have a rule which clearly states that L2 will accept two teams from the National League. The team who finish top and the team who either win the play-offs or finish second will be promoted.

“After the season was curtailed and the overwhelming vote from the NL member clubs was to not have the play-offs, then with us being in second place, you would think that we are well placed to be promoted. It was also very encouraging to discover the tripartite agreement between the Premier League, EFL and FA will be upheld and that the FA would “veto any attempts” to make any changes to promotions and relegations.”

Speaking of a club he feels are ‘ready to be promoted’, Weaver added: “When we do return to action I’m convinced there will be a bounce effect and we will see a team even more full of energy and desire to do well.”

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