Steve Waggott believes contractual obligations can be addressed to allow the 2019/20 season to be finished in the summer months.

While the intention remains to conclude the current campaign, the prospect of playing in to June and July looks a realistic prospect, with the EFL set to push back its current proposed re-start date of April 30.

Championship clubs have nine games remaining, and while manager Tony Mowbray doesn’t expect a six-week pre-season to take place before games resume, he wants player welfare to be taken in to consideration with the schedule that’s drawn up.

Stewart Downing and Danny Graham are the Rovers players whose contracts end on June 30, but Waggott feels a solution can be reached to allow those players whose deals are approaching their conclusion to continue featuring.

He said: “There are contractual decisions to be made because players are out of contract on June 30, they get a month’s run off to the end of July so my view is that we should try and get the season, if at all possible and I’m aware of the circumstances around us, by June 30 or July 31.

“It will need a decision across all clubs, but those player contracts continue until July 31 then that might be a way of stretching the season for that bit longer.”