The EFL board will meet today with Rovers set to be given the green light to resume training on Monday.

The league pushed back the possible restart date by nine days to May 25 but revealed clubs in the second tier “indicated that it is their wish to play on and conclude the season” following talks last week.

Protocols and guidelines on the steps needed to be taken to resume training, initially in groups of no more than five, were issued to clubs last week, with tests for Covid-19 set to take place 48 hours before returning.

Testing is set to cost clubs more than £210,000 each, but the majority of Championship teams are prepared to play the final nine games of the season, and while no firm date has been proposed, a resumption of training is set to be rubber-stamped.

The season has been suspended since March 13, but the return of the top two tiers of German football last weekend, and Premier League clubs agreeing to resume training this week following a meeting on Monday, means the Championship is now likely to follow suit.

Three Championship clubs are said to have expressed concerns at the prospect of restarting, though Hull City became the first club yesterday to put those in to writing, outlining their grievances to EFL chairman Ricky Parry.

The Tigers, 21st in the table, say restarting could cost their club in the region of £1.2m, with all matches, should they go ahead, to be played behind closed doors.

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has said his players are “itching to get back” training, having not done so as a group since the season was first suspended two months ago.

After their initial testing, only players who are negative will be allowed to train, with further tests set to be carried out twice weekly.

Initially there will be no access to the indoor facilities at Brockhall, while all sessions will be conducted while observing social distancing as part of ‘phase one’.

Clubs are likely to ask for at least three weeks of training before considering a return to action, with the hope of finishing the season before July 31 in a bid to avoid more complications over the issue of player contracts.

Speaking last week, Mowbray outlined there would be no perfect solution, and that a decision over a return to training, and then matches, would come down to risk management.

He added: “These meetings with the EFL, it’s the balance between safety and health but getting the games back on but with footballers who aren’t above the law and have to stick to Government guidelines.

“My own personal view is that we have to get the world moving again, football is what we talk about, but the economy, has to move.

“People, at some stage, have to go back to work.

“That won’t be an ideal world, the virus will still be around and affecting. I think we have to show common sense.

“There will be a risk, until we find a vaccine, but the world has to get back to work and to move.”

Following last week’s meetings, League Two clubs unanimously indicated they are in favour of ending the 2019/20 season given the associated costs of adhering to the return-to-play protocols.

The fourth tier season is set to be decided by a points-per-game system, though a play-off campaign involving four teams is still likely to go ahead in the coming weeks.

However, the EFL said League One clubs had not yet reached an agreement on whether to curtail their campaign or not, however, a decision is expected by the end of the week.