COLCHESTER United now know exactly who they will be facing in League Two next season.

The make up for the fourth tier in the 2020-21 campaign was finalised after Harrogate beat Notts County 3-1 in the Vanarama National League play-off final to claim a place in the Football League for the first time in their history.

Goals from George Thomson and Connor Hall put the North Yorkshire side into a commanding lead during a first half at Wembley in which they also hit the woodwork through Aaron Martin.

Former Colchester loanee Callum Roberts gave County hope early in the second half.

But Jack Diamond settled the contest 20 minutes from time before veteran Jon Stead hit the post late on.

Former U's right-back Richard Brindley also featured for Notts County, who missed out on promotion at the final hurdle.

It is understood that Harrogate must now replace their current 3G playing surface with a grass pitch, in order to be permitted entry into the EFL.

Writing in his programme notes for their play-off semi-final against Boreham Wood, boss Simon Weaver said: “If we were promoted on August 2 we have a promotion-triggered contract to replace the 3G pitch with grass and a pre-requisite is that we have to have commenced work by August 4.

“It will take 10 weeks for the pitch to be ready and we have an agreement in principle with the EFL that we are able to groundshare for the first few matches.”

Harrogate will be joined in League Two by Barrow, who went up as National League champions.

Bolton Wanderers, Southend United and Tranmere Rovers will also feature in the fourth tier next season, following their relegation from League One.

An appeal against sanctions imposed on Macclesfield will take place on August 11, with Stevenage hoping that they are given a reprieve.

The full list of confirmed clubs in League Two next season is: Barrow, Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City, Cambridge United, Carlisle United, Cheltenham Town, Colchester United, Crawley Town, Exeter City, Forest Green Rovers, Grimsby Town, Harrogate Town, Leyton Orient, Macclesfield Town, Mansfield Town, Morecambe, Newport County, Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, Salford City, Scunthorpe United, Southend United, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall.

Colchester fans are looking forward to their side getting back to action on September 12, when the new League Two season is set to start.

An EFL statement said: "The EFL can confirm that the 2020/21 season will get underway across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two on the weekend of September 12.

"The 2020/21 season will conclude on the May 8 and 9 2021, with the Sky Bet Play-Off Finals reverting back to the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

"Work is currently underway in respect of fixture scheduling and details will be announced in due course as to when full fixture lists for 2020/21 will be made available."