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National League to align with the EFL and give clubs a chance for promotion to League Two as Barrow call for season to be completed amid coronavirus uncertainty National League will be aligned with the EFL if non-league football is scrapped There are two promotion spots available with ten clubs battling for promotion  After talks with the EFL and FA the National League will be treated differently  Barrow boss Ian Evatt says voiding the season now would be unfair on his club   Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By Matt Hughes For The Daily Mail

Published: 14:22 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 14:22 GMT, 26 March 2020

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The National League will be aligned with the EFL if the rest of non-league football is scrapped this season to give clubs battling for the chance to move up to League Two the chance to win promotion legitimately. 

There are two promotion spots available in the National League this season due to the demise of Bury, with the result that as many as 10 of the 24 clubs are still in contention to join the professional ranks. 

Barrow have a four-point lead at the top and are favourites to win automatic promotion, but with four play-off places also up for grabs there is an understandable reluctance within the National League to simply void the season, which would lead to rows over who is promoted and potentially costly legal battles.

The National League is set to align itself with the EFL after talks with the FA this week

The National League is set to align itself with the EFL after talks with the FA this week

There had been fears that the league would be voided amid the coronavirus outbreak

There had been fears that the league would be voided amid the coronavirus outbreak

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