Kendal Town are set to find out if they will play their league game against Marske United this Saturday.

On Wednesday, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued updated guidelines, which permits the return of ‘non-elite’ football after the second national lockdown finished.

As a result of this football clubs, including Kendal Town, in steps 3-6 of the National League System are allowed to continue training and fulfil their fixtures.

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However, there are concerns on whether it is financially sustainable for certain clubs to restart their season.

This follows as clubs in Tier 3 restrictions will be forced to play behind closed doors, whereas Tier 1 and Tier 2 sides will be allowed minimal crowds.

A virtual meeting was held yesterday between clubs in steps 3-6, where a vote was held on restarting the season this weekend.

The result of the vote is expected to be announced soon.

However, Kendal Town Manager Chris Humphrey revealed that his side have arranged a friendly with Cleator Moor Celtic for this Saturday if their league game is postponed.

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The Mintcakes’ last fixture was against Tadcaster Albion.

Unfortunately, it was a disappointing game for Humphrey’s men as the away side recorded a 3-0 win at Parkside Road.

Town currently sit in tenth position in the Northern Premier League North/West Division, level on points with FA Cup giant killers Marine.

The Liverpool-based club will host Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the FA Cup.

“Its brilliant to see a team from our league doing so well,” Humphrey began.

“Being at home they’ve got an advantage.

“If I was their manager I would being growing the grass and doing everything to make it as horrible as possible for Spurs.”

The fellow Northern Premier League side have defied the odds, by defeating League Two's Colchester United and National League South's Havant & Waterlooville in the previous two rounds.

The Mintcakes’ manager is no stranger to cup runs himself.

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He was part of the Motherwell side that reached the Scottish FA Cup final in 2011.

Humphrey played a pivotal role, featuring in all six games, including the 3-0 final defeat to Celtic at Hampden Park.

The former Motherwell winger highlighted that belief will be a central feature to Marine’s FA Cup heroics.

He said: “It’s the big occasion for players.

“A cup always bring the best of players and after Marine won in each round, their players will have started believing even more.

“One of the things that the Motherwell side had was belief.

“We believed we would go out and beat everyone and that’s why we got to the final of the Scottish FA Cup against an amazing Celtic team.”