Harrow Borough will remain in the Southern League Southern Premier Division for a fourth consecutive season, it has been confirmed.

The FA announced its league allocations for the upcoming 2021-22 campaign and revealed that step three has remained unchanged.

However, there are some changes to the division, which will be made up of 21 clubs for the forthcoming season, which is expected to kick off in August this year.

The decision comes after Blackfield & Langley’s decision to resign from the league at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Their vacant spot has not been filled.

Meanwhile, Merthyr Town will return to the division after taking a sabbatical during the 2020/21 season, which was halted due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Borough managed just 16 matches in all competitions during last season’s campaign before it was once again declared null and void, as had the season before, with the spread of Covid-19 increasing during the winter months.

Following an easing of lockdown regulations, Harrow have been able to reopen their Members Club as they prepare to once again welcome supporters to football matches later in the year.

A statement on the club website reads: “our Directors welcome you back and hope that you will enjoy our improved facilities.

“We have fresh ideas to make your Club more successful in this new life and we hope you will share our enthusiasm for the development of your club. Closing time will initially depend on demand.”