New club Bury AFC have been allocated a place in next season’s North West Counties League Division One North.
The club was formed by fans of Bury FC, who were expelled from the English Football League in August.
There was doubt over the status of the new club after the non-league seasons at seventh-tier level and below were voided by the Football Association.
However, in the structure announced on Tuesday, Bury AFC have been given a place in the 20-team, 10th-tier league.
Although the precise dates are yet to be confirmed, the North West Counties League is expected to start its season at the beginning of September following the recent change in government guidance regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Another new club, Isle of Man FC, will start in the equivalent Division One South.