The EFL have released a joint-statement with the Premier League, PFA and LMA following a meeting on Wednesday.
The football authorities held the meeting to discuss a number of matters, as the suspension caused by the coronavirus outbreak continues.
Stoke City ’s campaign was postponed last month following the COVID-19 outbreak, with football not due to resume until April 30.
However, it remains highly unlikely that football with return at the end of this month, although the latest statement says that no decision has been taken following Wednesday’s meeting.
Prior to the suspension, Stoke were in 17th place in the Sky Bet Championship table and battling to avoid relegation to League One.
The statement says that further discussions will take place in the next couple of days to discuss several “high-profile” matters.
Stoke City’s head of sports science Jared Roberts-Smith has revealed how the players are keeping their fitness levels up during the coronavirus suspension.
The Potters ’ season is currently postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the season not due to resume until April 30, at the earliest.
However, it remains highly unlikely that Stoke will return to action by the end of this month, with football authorities currently plotting what to do next.
Roberts-Smith has been with Stoke since the summer after accompanying Nathan Jones from Luton Town, and has remained with the Potters following Michael O’Neill appointment in November.
City’s head of sports science has discussed what the players will be doing to keep up their fitness levels during this period of uncertainty.
Michael O’Neill believes the prevailing wind is for football to begin again behind closed doors – but remains concerned about the health implications.
Football remains suspended because of the coronavirus crisis and many are leaning towards playing without supporters to speed up the conclusion to the current season.
Stoke saw their season halted a day before their scheduled trip to Reading on March 14 and a resumption appears a long way off in the current climate.
Michael O’Neill has been driven to DIY and cleaning up his garage in a bid to beat the boredom of self isolation.
He’s keeping busy with work and exercise – and making himself useful around the house.
The PFA insists clubs that impose wage deferrals on players during the coronavirus crisis should be placed under a transfer embargo.
So far, two of Stoke City ‘s Championship rivals – Birmingham City and Leeds United – have asked players to accept wage deferrals for the next four months.
And, speaking ahead of a meeting between the PFA, Premier League and EFL today, PFA chief Gordon Taylor told the Press Association: “It’s not a time to be relaxing regulations on financial propriety when we have already had problems with Football League clubs such as Bury.