DANNY Scopes can feel Concord Rangers' Wembley dream slipping away but still hopes the Beach Boys will be given the chance to reach the home of English football.

Concord have reached the semi-final of the FA Trophy.

But, with football on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scopes is unsure if his side's scheduled clash with Halesowen Town will still go ahead.

"It’s a difficult one and you can see it slipping away really," said Scopes.

"We won’t give up hope and we’ve had correspondence from the FA to say they’re determined to finish the competition.

"It’s just when they want to play it and what squad we’ll have.

"If it goes in line with the Premier League coming back will it be in June and what condition are we going to be in?

"Certain players might want to go to other clubs and are they going to want to commit to us for that game?

"It’s a bit of a minefield really but the ideal scenario would be that we get to play the games, even if it’s one leg at a neutral venue.

"To have the opportunity to play the match would be good because otherwise you’ll never know.

"We’d just like the opportunity to play the semi-final of a national competition and make history.

"Just the opportunity to play is what we would crave."

Concord, who play in National South, have been out of action since March.

And Scopes is waiting to hear what will happen next.

"You hear lots of different views and opinions but no-one really knows what’s going to happen," said Scopes.

"The worst case scenario would be a January start for next season but the best case scenario would be to carry on as normal with the just the end of last season left off.

"We would like to come back for pre-season at the end of June or start of July.

"That would be the best case scenario but obviously we don’t know if that will be possible.

"There might be ways round it but I think the big question will be when crowds can come back to watch."

Concord were 17th in the National League South standings when the season was halted with 10 games still remaining.