It had been expected the clubs would vote on Monday whether to declare the season null and void, or if not how the final standings should be decided. But following proposals from a number of clubs, the meeting will now take place on Tuesday, it has been confirmed.
The third tier is having by far the most difficulty in reaching a consensus, with League Two clubs deciding they want their season abandoned apart from the play-offs, and a provisional June 20 restart date has been set for the Championship, albeit a number of clubs, including Sheffield Wednesday, have voiced their unhappiness.
The League has suggested that in the event a division cannot be completed, its final standings are decided on an unweighted points-per-game basis, taking games in hand into consideration. That will require a rule change, which means even the League Two campaign cannot be officially abandoned until it is approved.
The National League is waiting on decisions from the divisions above before it can resolve its season. Regular-season games have been abandoned but Harrogate Town and Halifax Town are waiting to hear if they will be involved in play-offs, and York City's fate hangs on how final placings are resolved. If the table is taken as it was when matches were suspended in mid-March because of coronavirus, York will be Conference North champions, but a points-per-game outcome will put them second, which will be a play-off place if they go ahead.
League Two have asked for relegation to be suspended, with its knock-on effect for Conference promotion, but the League are opposed.
One suggestion from League One clubs on the fringes of the play-offs is that they should incorporate up to eight teams, which could therefore involve ninth-placed Doncaster. Rotherham are second both on actual points and points-per-game, and as such in line for automatic promotion.
In the stasis, League One clubs have not returned to training, or carried out the covid-19 tests which would be needed before they could.
Under points-per-game, Leeds United would be promoted to the Premier League and Barnsley relegated to League One but the hope remains that their division can be played to a conclusion as the Whites hope but Hull City and Barnsley are amongst those less enthusiastic about the idea.
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