League Two newcomers Harrogate Town have agreed a deal to play home games at Doncaster in the first month of the season.

Their temporary switch to the Keepmoat Stadium will enable the promoted club to replace their own artificial pitch with a grass surface to comply with EFL rules.

It means that, if Carlisle United's away game against Harrogate falls before October 10, they will face Simon Weaver's side in Doncaster rather than at the CNG Stadium.

Harrogate confirmed the move in a statement which said: "We are now able to confirm an agreement with Doncaster Rovers to use their ground for our EFL home games while our new grass pitch is laid.

"Built in 2006, the Keepmoat Stadium can hold around 15,000 supporters and is located within 50 miles of The CNG Stadium.

"The ground share will be in place until 10th October when we anticipate our new grass pitch will be ready at The CNG Stadium."

Fixtures for the new EFL season - due to start on September 12 - have yet to be released. Early games in the campaign are set to be played behind closed doors.

United will be playing Harrogate for the first time after the latter beat Notts County in Sunday's National League play-off final. Former Blues skipper Paul Thirlwell is their assistant manager with ex-Carlisle striker Mark Beck also in the Harrogate ranks.