Rovers Ladies have seen their 2019/20 season ended, following an announcement by the Football Association.

The Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship board confirmed the decision that the top two tiers of the women’s game would see the 2019/20 season curtailed following extensive talks.

Women’s matches below the top tiers had already been scrapped, but like the senior men’s side, Rovers Ladies were waiting on the next move as to what happens with their season.

Rovers hadn’t played a match since February 23 in any competition, and had played the fewest matches of any team in the division. They at seventh in the table, but only three points above the one relegation spot occupied by Charlton Athletic.

But the decision has now been taken to end the season, with the FA believing it will provide the Women’s game the best chance to prepare for the 2020/21 campaign.

No decision has been taken yet on the outcomes for the current season, with the FA saying its board will now consider its options.

A statement read: “The FA Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship Board has today confirmed the decision to end the 2019-20 season for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship, with immediate effect.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship board has been in regular consultation with clubs and key stakeholders from across both leagues to identify the most suitable and appropriate way to conclude the 2019-20 season, and to give clubs and players the clarity and support they need at this time.

“Following overwhelming feedback from the clubs, the decision to bring an end to the 2019-20 season was made in the best interest of the women’s game. This will also enable clubs, the FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship aoard and the FA to plan, prepare and focus on next season when football returns for the 2020-21 campaign.

“Supporting the welfare of the clubs and players will continue to be our primary concern throughout this process, which also involved a robust and thorough examination of the logistical, operational and financial challenges that the game currently faces.

“Following full and thorough consultation with the clubs, the FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship Board has discussed various recommendations which will be sent to the FA Board to determine the most appropriate sporting outcome for the 2019-20 season.

“This will include identifying the entries for the 2020-21 UEFA Women’s Champions League, which would be based on sporting merit from the 2019-20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season.

“We are not in a position to comment further until the FA Board has had sufficient time to consider all of the recommendations and options.”