EFL to rubber-stamp season plans on June 8

Date published: 29 May 2020

Latics officials and the rest of the English Football League clubs are set to meet again on Monday week, June 8, as the league aims to rubber-stamp proposals on how to end the 2019/20 season early because of coronavirus.

The EFL board "unanimously" agreed upon a framework at a meeting on Wednesday, but now needs clubs to approve it.

The new framework had been laid out on May 21, including promotion, relegation and play-offs remaining.

Latics and the rest of the teams in League Two have already indicated they wish to end the season, but League One sides remain undecided.

Championship clubs, whose players returned to training on Monday, are hoping to resume their campaign in June.

Yesterday (Thursday), the Premier League announced a provisional restart date of June 17 with up to six games at neutral venues.

The EFL said it was their intention to play all remaining fixtures at clubs' home grounds.

Clubs have been given until next Tuesday to continue submitting any alternative proposals for how the framework could work.

A 51% majority of clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two is required to approve the curtailment of the campaign in each division.

Currently, unweighted points-per-game would decide final league placings in all three divisions if the respective seasons cannot be completed.

Meanwhile, the National League will await a decision by the EFL on how to conclude the League Two campaign before deciding their next steps.

The regular season is over at non-league level, but the National League wants to preserve two teams being promoted into the EFL and that may involve play-off games being staged.

Latics currently sit in 19th place in the League Two table.

Their last fixture took place on March 7 when they lost 3-0 at Crawley Town.

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