The EFL have told clubs that training shouldn’t resume until May 16 at the earliest and estimates the season will need 56 days to be completed.

All remaining matches are expected to be played behind closed doors, with the EFL having outlined their plan in a letter written to its 71 members clubs on Thursday.

The EFL suspended matches indefinitely last week, pushing back their previous start date of April 30, and outlined that further postponements could happen depending upon Government guidelines.

Rovers haven’t trained since March 13, the day that matches were first suspended, with players currently following individual programmes devised by head of athletic performance Chris Rush.

Chief executive Steve Waggott is in favour of the season coming to its natural conclusion, with Rovers sitting three points outside the play-offs with nine games remaining.

And the EFL has now updated clubs on their plans for the remaining games which will see the season extended in to the summer months. 

"Whenever the decision is taken that is safe to resume, we currently estimate that the league will require approximately 56 days to complete the outstanding matches in the season (including play-offs)," the EFL is reported to have written to its members.

"We are committed to ensuring that clubs are provided an appropriate notice period to ensure you are able to prepare operationally given the scale and impact of the postponements in place.

"We are in a position whereby the 2019/20 campaign will be extended, but still remain hopeful of a conclusion in the summer months.

"The EFL Board is currently working on the basis that the end-of-season play-offs will take place across all three divisions as normal with two-legged semi-finals and a final, although no decision has been taken on the likely venue as it will depend on the circumstances at play at the time.

"It is our working assumption at this stage that matches will be played behind closed doors when we eventually return and as part of our contingency planning we are absolutely mindful of the need to try and mitigate the cost of this to clubs as best we can."

Meanwhile, clubs are set to hear more about the situation surrounding contracts and transfers in the coming days.

The letter, written by EFL chief executive Rick Parry, included: “Clubs should consider their obligations to players in respect of annual leave and suggest those not currently furloughed be instructed to take time off, if they haven’t as yet done so.

“A further communication will be issued on this subject, alongside a summary on current player registration and contract matters by the close of play on Thursday.”