THE football season for Ellesmere Rangers and St Martins FC remains 'in limbo' after the league decided to wait until the next lockdown review before deciding whether to continue or curtail the season.

Clubs in the North West Counties Football League (NWCFL), playing at Step Five and Step Six, will await an announcement from the government during the week commencing on February 22.

A roadmap out of the current lockdown is expected to be revealed by the government.

The NWCFL has decided to wait until the announcement to see whether or not it believes the season can be completed.

A statement made by a league spokesman said: “During discussions, the Committees acknowledged the likelihood that the Prime Minister will set out a ‘roadmap’ to the nation on February 22 as to how government intends to begin to reduce the current Covid-19 restrictions.

“Given that any such update from the government on February 22 may provide the committees with additional, relevant information to help determine the preferred route forward, they have agreed to reconvene after this date.

“In addition, the Alliance Committee are also conscious of the ongoing process the National League (Steps One and Two) are undertaking and the potential impact this could have on any actions the committee may choose to take.

“There will be an update provided in due course.”