WARRINGTON Town’s season is officially over.

And while it means they can now plan for the next campaign with a little more certainty, chairman Toby Macormac says 2021-22 will still be “very difficult” at Cantilever Park.

The Football Association confirmed last week that leagues at Steps 3-6 of the National League System – Yellows operate at Step 3 in the Northern Premier League Premier Division – have been curtailed with immediate effect.

> Check out the full FA statement here

Organised outdoor sport will be permitted from March 29 under the government’s easing of Covid restrictions, but several things non-league clubs consider vital will still be curtailed for the foreseeable future.

With limits on spectators and hospitality to last for a little longer yet, more than three quarters of clubs surveyed opted to cut a second consecutive campaign short.

Town’s last game was a 3-1 FA Trophy loss to Marske United on December 8 and the last of their nine league games played this season was even earlier – a defeat at FC United of Manchester by the same scoreline on November 3.

Macormac has advocated bringing the season to an early end for some time and has been making moves to cut the club’s costs with revenue streams having ground to a complete halt.

The squad are free to pursue opportunities to continue playing elsewhere with six players having joined clubs in Wales’ Cymru Premier, which is due to resume shortly.

“The club and I personally welcome the decision,” he told the club website.

“I publicly stated before Christmas that null and void was the only option ahead due to the situation we were all in.

“This gives some clarity on the season and enables clubs to plan for next season and at the same time keep costs as low as they can.

“For us, we have to plan and decide now for the reopening of the club in either May or June and get things back on track for what will be a very difficult next season ahead.”