League One and League Two clubs will be asked to vote on the EFL proposal to decide the 2019/20 season on Monday, June 8.
The EFL board has devised a contingency plan in the event of any season not being able to be completed; working out positions based on an unweighted points per game average and still going forward with promotion, relegation and play-offs.
League Two clubs have already voted to curtail this campaign – but had done so before this proposal, with a suggestion that there be no relegation to the National League.
League One clubs remain split over the decision to stop or try to carry on while the Championship intends to be back next month, behind closed doors.
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The EFL has told clubs that anyone suggesting an alternative ‘regulation change’ in this scenario has until Tuesday, June 2 to make their presentation.
All clubs will then receive notice to consider the original proposal and any other.
A meeting of clubs will then be held to consider and approve the change – or not.
The EFL released a statement this morning confirming: “The board has to date been consistent in its approach that playing out the remainder of season 2019/20 when it is safe to do so, is the preferred position.
“The Championship have advised of their intentions to resume fixtures, League Two clubs have indicated their preference to curtail the season. At present clubs in League One are still undecided.
“A decision on whether or not to curtail the season is a matter to be considered by clubs in any affected division, but only once a framework for resolving open issues in such circumstances has been agreed by all members across all divisions through a regulation change.”
Working out the League One table using an unweighted points per game average would see Coventry and Rotherham automatically promoted. Wycombe, Oxford, Portsmouth and Fleetwood would contest the play-offs.
Tranmere, Southend and Bolton would be relegated.
In League Two, Swindon, Crewe and Plymouth would be promoted and Cheltenham, Exeter, Colchester and Northampton would be in the play-offs.
Stevenage would be relegated.
Stoke City returned to training this week in small groups – with all players and staff keeping at least a 2m distance.
Michael O’Neill has nine games remaining to try to keep the club in the division.
It is hoped that the Championship can return on June 20.
The Premier League will be back on June 17.