BORIS Johnson has urged FA chiefs to “do what they can” to delay the postponed FA Trophy and Vase finals so fans can attend the fixtures.

The Prime Minister said he hopes “very much” that the Football Association have “listened carefully” to calls from MPs to hold the finals later in May when the Government’s road map out of lockdown would allow spectators into Wembley Stadium.

It came as Conservative Andrew Jones (Harrogate and Knaresborough) said a trip to the London venue would be “like a holy grail” for fans of the clubs taking part.

The 2019-20 Non-League Finals, due to take place on Sunday 27 September 2020, were postponed following updated Covid-19 restrictions from the Government.

The Vase Final between Consett and Hebburn Town and the Trophy Final featuring Harrogate Town and Concord Rangers have now been rescheduled to be played behind closed doors on May 3.

Mr Jones (Harrogate and Knaresborough) told the Commons: “On May 3, Wembley is scheduled to host the finals of the FA Vase and FA Trophy, not from this season, but delayed a year from the last one.

“But that date means that no fans can go, even though a trip to Wembley to follow their team is like a holy grail – especially for the smaller clubs.

“The MPs for the clubs involved – that’s the members for North West Durham, Jarrow, Castle Point and myself – have raised this with the FA. Will the Prime Minister join us in encouraging those scheduling the matches to do all they can to move the date so that fans can attend?”

The Prime Minister replied: “I hope very much that the Football Association have listened carefully to what (Mr Jones) has to say and they do what they can.

“And I look forward to May 17 when spectators, according to the road map, may return.”