Vauxhall Motors are still holding out hope of a deserved promotion despite their season being declared null and void.

The last Thursday, the FA Council rubber stamped the previous decision to expunge the 2019-20 season from Step 3 to Step 7 of non-league football, due to the Coronavirus, despite many protests from various leagues and clubs across the country.

This means that Motors would be denied promotion to the North West Counties League (NWCL) Premier Division.

However,  the NWCL have already accepted the idea of operating with 21 clubs in their top division next season, which would allow Mick McGraa’s side to be promoted into the extra space, although such a move would have to be accepted by the FA.

Club vice-Chairman Alan Bartlam commented “We have the backing of the NWCL but ultimately it is the FA that will decide on a possible 21-club division, not the League or the clubs.

"We can only hope that some common sense comes to pass and we are granted the promotion we have worked so hard for and deserve.”

Another possible route into the Premier League for Motors is if one of the existing NWCL Premier Division sides can no longer sustain its position financially due to the impact of the coronavirus lockdown.