Hull City were the first Championship club to publicly oppose the re-starting of the 2019/20 season and have now suggested the integrity of the competition is at stake.

Tigers vice-chairman Ehab Allam outlined ‘serious concerns’ about plans to re-start the season, with clubs set to resume training on Monday, but has since raised further financial, and legal risks.

He said second-tier clubs would be ‘exposed to entirely unnecessary legal and financial risks and the Hull Daily Mail report the Tigers have pushed back any training re-start date to Thursday at the earliest.

The Tigers are in danger of being relegated from the Championship, sitting two points and one place above the dropzone having lost nine of their last 11 matches, winning once in 2020.

Their plan to void the season has attracted little support however, and despite the EFL revealing clubs could face a vote on whether to curtail the season which would be decided on a points-per-game method, that is unlikely to gain the necessary 13 votes to happen.

“Without any guarantee that all remaining fixtures will be played if the season recommences, Championship clubs are, in effect, being asked to agree to a game of pass the parcel in which they can achieve/miss out on promotion or avoid/suffer relegation, if the music were to stop at an indeterminable/arbitrary point in time,” Allam wrote in his second letter to the EFL.

“I continue to strongly believe that Championship clubs are being exposed to entirely unnecessary legal and financial risks (and forced to overlook the health and safety concerns that exist) as a result of the inappropriate haste with which clubs are being encouraged to return to training by the EFL.

“I also retain serious concerns about the integrity of the competition (which in my opinion is more than simply upholding promotion and relegation at all costs) should some, but not all, of the remaining games of the 2019/20 season be played.”

The EFL are set to meet again on Wednesday for their weekly board meeting and discuss plans for the next stage of resuming the Championship campaign.

No date has yet been fixed, despite June 20 having been mooted, and all clubs having undergone testing this week.

Rovers will continue to see tests administered by their club doctor, Chris Dalton, and under the supervision of head of physiotherapy, Andy Mitchell, though some clubs, to save funds, are thought to be allowing players to carry out tests themselves.

And raising further concerns, Allam added: “I am extremely concerned that one of the testing options available is for individual players to administer the tests themselves before then providing it to their club,” he added.

“This has the potential to fundamentally undermine a testing regime which you have stated is needed to underpin a safe return and, in the event that matches are ever played, expose the players and staff of other Championship clubs (who have adopted a more rigorous approach to testing via club medical personnel or third party agencies) to unnecessary and inappropriate risks.

“It would clearly be inappropriate for players to carry out their own doping-control tests and yet the EFL has approved a process which allows players to test themselves for a virus that has serious/life-threatening consequences.”