The EFL has confirmed its intention for the Championship season to restart on June 20 - and hopes to broadcast all matches live to supporters.

The league say the decision is subject to a strict proviso that all safety requirements and Government guidance is met, with the news following the decision of the Premier League to resume their campaign the same week.

The Championship has 108 matches to play, and then the play-offs, which the EFL hope to have wrapped up by July 30 in a bid to ease any concerns clubs have over player contracts.

The news also follows 10 positive COVID-19 tests returned by eight clubs this week after the third round of results were published.

Clubs will need to receive the necessary clearance from their respective local authorities to play matches at their home ground, which will all be behind closed doors. The EFL also says completing the season in a similar timescale to the Premier League is important.

Talks are also underway about the prospect of extending matchday squads from 18 to 20, and to allow the number of substitutes permitted in each match to rise from three to five.

The fixture schedule, broadcast selections and details on iFollow/streaming services will follow in due course, the league announced.

EFL chairman Rick Parry said: “With Sky Bet Championship clubs set to return to full contact training later this week and following Saturday’s Government announcement, we are edging closer towards resuming the 2019/20 EFL season.

“We have therefore today consulted with the Board’s Championship Directors and agreed to fixtures restarting behind closed doors on June 20th.

“Whilst matches will unfortunately have to take place without supporters, we are working with our broadcast partners, EFL Championship clubs and all relevant stakeholders to broadcast the remaining 108 games plus Sky Bet Championship play-offs either live on Sky Sports, iFollow or a club’s equivalent streaming service.

“We must stress that at this stage the date is only provisional and will only be confirmed once we have met all the requirements, as the health, safety and wellbeing of all participants, staff and supporters remains our top priority.

“Clearly, completing the season in a safe manner is going to require a significant effort by all concerned and, whilst not unprecedented, it will need clubs to play a significant number of matches over a relatively short period of time.”