THE prospect of promotion and relegation being confirmed is a strong possibility as the Football Association of Wales plans to confirm the decision this week.

Following the governing body’s decision to curtail the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, a further meeting was held to outline various options available to them to bring the campaign to a successful conclusion.

This was subsequently voted on by the FAW board and other associations, with a formal announcement set to be made on June 17.

The Journal understands that the most likely scenario is that promotion and relegation will granted, which would see Flint Town United and Haverfordwest County booking their place in the JD Cymru Premier.

Holywell Town and Holyhead Hotspur would secure places in JD Cymru North after winning their respective divisions on a points-per-game basis, and would see high-profile club Porthmadog relegated to the third-tier.

FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford spoke to members of the Senedd last weekend and urged the Welsh Government to allow fans into stadiums across the country when the new season resumes.

With most clubs relying on matchday revenue to survive, playing games behind closed doors is not realistic option, but Ford outline the lack of attendances compared to stadia size makes having supporters at grounds a realistic option.

He said: “I am looking to working with the Welsh Government to ensure we don't have a one-brush approach to large gatherings.

"If you take Barry Town as a good example. They play at Jenner Park which is a 2,500-seater stadium but they're likely to get 500 people. In fact they would probably be delighted with 500 paying punters coming through the door."

"Yes 500 people is a large gathering in a confined space but in a large space, with social distancing, it arguably could be and should be permitted. So hopefully there are some solutions we can find together."