THE wait to vote on the future of the 2019/20 season goes on - but the Championship club remain insistent on playing on – after the latest meeting of the EFL’s board.

Championship clubs returned to training on Monday and have begun their extensive COVID-19 testing programme in a bid to complete the remaining 108 fixtures of the season.

That would fit with the EFL’s preference of playing out the 2019/20 campaign when it is safe to do so, but the futures of League One and League Two are still be resolved.

Clubs were expected to vote in a change to the EFL regulations next week, which would then allow for a second vote among each division on how it would proceed, whether to play on, or to curtail the season that would then be decided by a points-per-game method.

The EFL had already confirmed that promotion, relegation, and the play-offs, would all be upheld, but clubs have now been given until June 2 to come up with alternative proposals ahead of the next meeting of clubs on June 8.

While Rovers are keen to play on, Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt has made no secret of his intention to vote to end the League One season.

It was hoped the latest statement would outline plans for Championship clubs to resume contact training, and follow the Premier League’s lead, but no mention was made in the latest update.

An EFL statement read: “The board has to date been consistent in its approach that playing out the remainder of season 2019/20 when it is safe to do so, is the preferred position and while the Championship have advised of their intentions to resume fixtures, League Two clubs have indicated their preference to curtail the season.  At present clubs in League One are still undecided.  

“A decision on whether or not to curtail the season is a matter to be considered by clubs in any affected division, but only once a framework for resolving open issues in such circumstances has been agreed by all members across all divisions through a regulation change. 

“After a full and comprehensive review of the club submissions, alongside consideration of views stated at the club meetings of May 13 and May 15, the board unanimously agreed to continue with the original approach and is now proposing to call a meeting of clubs on Monday June 8 to consider and, if thought fit, approve the proposals to introduce the regulation change.

“The EFL articles allow member clubs the opportunity to propose amendments to regulations and should any cub wish to propose an alternative, it must do so by submitting such a proposal by no later than 2pm on Tuesday June 2.

“The EFL will issue any notice of meeting later that day. Any such club proposals will be considered at the same meeting as the board’s proposal.”