After another week of meetings over the future of the 2019/20 EFL season, Championship clubs have maintained their stance to conclude the season.

The majority of second-tier clubs have expressed an interest in finishing the campaign which has been suspended since March 13, with still nine games left to play.

A return to training date was pushed back from May 16 by nine days, with the EFL maintaining an ideal finish date of July 31 for the season so to avoid issues of player contracts.

If the season can’t be played to a finish then finishing places would likely be determined by a points-per-game calculation which would see Rovers finish in 10th place.

An update provided by the league on Friday afternoon read: “Championship Clubs met earlier this week and have indicated that it is their wish to play on and conclude the season.

“The EFL will continue to work with all its members to progress the discussions and arrive at the necessary decisions as appropriate in what remain challenging and complex circumstances.”

Meanwhile, League Two clubs have unanimously indicated they are in favour of moving towards ending the 2019/20 season.

The EFL confirmed that the view had been formed after considering the return-to-play protocols and attached costs of resuming the campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The EFL said the fourth-tier clubs had also agreed to the framework drawn up by its board for use in the event of curtailment - the maintenance of promotion and the play-offs, and deciding the final league table on an unweighted points-per-game system. However, they asked that no club be relegated to the National League.

An EFL statement read: "Having considered the protocols and costs that would be required to be met to conclude the current season, League Two clubs have unanimously indicated a preferred direction of travel to curtail the campaign in line with the framework outlined by the EFL board.

"In addition, clubs asked for consideration to be given to suspending relegation to the National League for 2019-20 as a result of circumstances created where fixtures cannot be completed. No commitments were made in this respect and the board will now consider the implications of the division's preferred approach at their next meeting."

The EFL said League One clubs had not yet reached an agreement on whether to curtail or not.

"There were varied views shared in League One and it was determined that there would be a further period of reflection and consultation to understand what creative solutions could be implemented," the EFL statement read.

"It was acknowledged that the need to find innovative and creative solutions was of paramount importance as was the need for decisions to be taken quickly."

A group of six clubs - Fleetwood, Ipswich, Oxford, Peterborough, Portsmouth, and Sunderland - said on Thursday they were in favour of completing the season.