BARROW AFC face a nervous wait to decide where they will be next season as the decision on how the English Football league ends could have a direct impact on their promotion hopes.

The Bluebirds had been top of the National League for close to four months before the campaign was interrupted.

Since then, the Holker Street outfit have faced a nervous wait as to whether they will be promoted to League Two, with the National League awaiting the decision by the EFL on how their season will be concluded.

League Two clubs decided on Friday to end their campaigns early and a proposal to decide league placings based on a points per game system is on the table.

The final decision is expected tomorrow, while the fact that the EFL have an open spot in League One, left by the expulsion of Bury last year, could yet work in Barrow’s favour, with promotion meaning a way out of non-League football for the first time since 1972.

Ian Evatt, manager of Barrow AFC, told PA: “It’s a big thing the League Two clubs have voted for promotion and an outcome which can only be good news for us, regardless of Stevenage’s situation they are still one club short.

“We are extremely hopeful, we have known all along the Bury situation was our trump card.

“We put ourselves in a fantastic position and until it’s confirmed we don’t know but it can only be good the leagues are being decided on sporting merit and having resolutions in terms of points-per-game.

“If the National League follow the EFL, which is what I understand we’ve been waiting for, I’m guessing we’ll be crowned champions and will hopefully be invited to take Bury’s place.

“My biggest fear has always been null and void because I don’t believe after 37- some have played 39- games that the record should be scrubbed out.”

The EFL said clubs in the fourth tier ‘unanimously indicated’ a wish for the season to end via a ‘framework’ which includes future tables being decided on points per game and the play-offs remaining as planned.

They released a statement on the matter on May 15, it said: “Representatives of League One and League Two Clubs have met today by division where they have shared a wide range of comprehensive views in respect of how the 2019/20 season is concluded.

“The rationale for playing the remaining matches has been fully debated with a particular focus on the issues COVID-19 has created in respect of health and wellbeing, ongoing testing requirements, player registration issues and the financial burdens clubs already face at this difficult time.”