THE FA have confirmed that all upcoming FA Vase ties have been postponed – including Warrington Rylands' trip to Shildon.

Blues were due to travel to the County Durham side on January 9 in an attempt to reach the last 16 of the competition.

However, all of the fourth round ties were due to be played in areas under Tier 4 Covid restrictions, which prohibit "non-elite" football from taking place.

The FA said they remain committed to rescheduling the fixtures as soon as it is safe to do so.

"With over 75 per cent of the population under Tier 4 restrictions, currently all Buildbase FA Vase fourth-round fixtures scheduled for Saturday 9 January 2021 – and the remaining outstanding third-round matches – will be unable to take place, in line with the latest Government guidance," an FA statement read.

"These fixtures shall therefore be postponed with a new date to be confirmed.

"We will continue working closely with the relevant parties to ensure these fixtures can be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so."

Rylands will also be out of league action for the foreseeable future – the North West Counties League confirmed the indefinite suspension of fixtures after large swathes of northern England moved into Tier 4.