THE Football Association are meeting with key figures from non-league football as they try to resolve how to finish the season, which could have huge ramifications for Barrow AFC.

Senior officials from the National League were the first to talk with the governing body on Monday, with other leagues from lower down the football pyramid doing the same during the course of the week.

As things stand, non-league football is officially suspended until April 3 due to the coronavirus pandemic but with stricter measures placed on people to stay at home, resuming fixtures after that is impossible.

The Premier League and EFL last week pushed back the suspension until April 30 and extended their seasons indefinitely so they could be concluded once the crisis has passed.

However, most non-league clubs cannot afford to keep paying contracts to players if they don’t know when their next game is coming, meaning a different resolution is likely to be needed.

That includes ending the season and with the Bluebirds four points clear at the top of the National League and the issues of promotion and relegation could then become a thorny issue.