Albion Sports were looking forward to what may well be the biggest game in their history but have been frustrated as their date with former Football League outfit FC Halifax Town has become flexible.

The one certainty is that Albion - based at Horsfall Stadium, where Bradford Park Avenue also play - will host the Shaymen in the quarter-finals of the West Riding County Cup. The uncertainty is when it will take place.

Albion boss Kulwinder Sandhu said: “It is scheduled for this Wednesday (November 28) at Horsfall but Halifax are hosting Altrincham in the FA Trophy and if they draw they will be playing the replay instead.

“The club secretaries have been in contact all week trying to make arrangements but, until the result of their Trophy tie is known, we have no idea what will happen.

“There is a lot of planning and work behind the scenes when you play a big club like Halifax at home but we’re in limbo.”

The Shaymen also have a scheduled league game against neighbours Guiseley on Tuesday, so Halifax boss Neil Aspin’s intentions must be just as much in the air.

Sandhu added: “We don’t know what kind of team Halifax will be putting out. They must have put a decent side out in the last round because they beat Liversedge 7-0.

“But they are due to play Guiseley a day before and said they are prepared to play two games in two days so they can’t play a full strength side in both.

“It will be one of the biggest games Albion has ever faced, when it happens. The trouble is that all this ‘if and maybe’ has just taken the wind out of our sails a bit.

“We wanted to make everything just right for the game but it looks like it will be all last-minute hurried preparation, which is sad really.”