Concerns over the Championship’s June 20 re-start plans aren’t going away - with growing pressure on the EFL with just two weeks to go.

Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber has become the latest second-tier boss, following Garry Monk and Mark Warburton, to hit out at the proposed schedule and hopes the EFL 'listens to what the managers need '.

Behind the scenes there have also been grievances around the way the decision was reached, and the timing of it, with clubs have only just received the green light to resume contact training.

The concerns aren’t expected to affect the EFL vote on Tuesday, with clubs still keen to finish the season, but the league could face calls to reconsider its June 20 plan.

Championship managers have met through a series of video conference calls throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and reports state the LMA could file a vote of no confidence in the organisation.

Barnsley have also been vocal in their criticism and should they be relegated, sitting bottom of the table with nine games to go, they have proposed the three sides who drop in to League One should receive £7.4m, the equivalent of Championship TV money.

Reds boss Struber is also unhappy with the schedule, believing the season being wrapped up by July 22 is too tight a schedule.

He told the Barnsley Chronicle: “It is a big challenge to play the games in this time. I hope that the EFL listens to what the managers need and we have more discussions from bottom up, not top down.

“We need a longer duration for the season, maybe until the end of July.  If we play from June 20 to July 18, this time is too short. We have no injuries now but I am worried about muscle injuries with this schedule.”

“After the nine final games, there is no problem to play the play-offs in August.

“I think the EFL will give us a better solution in the next days.” 

While the Premier League announced the first three round of fixtures on Friday, the Championship is yet to finalise their schedule, but that is expected in the coming days after the broadcast plans were announced by the EFL.

Rovers are keen for the season to finish, and promotion and relegation be decided on the pitch, and had always planned for a mid-June re-start, in line with the Premier League’s plans.

This is not the first time the EFL have come under scrutiny from second-tier sides, with objections raised over the five-year television agreement signed with Sky Sports last summer, and for their handling of disciplinary cases regarding financial breaches.

QPR chief executive Lee Hoos said his club are ‘vehemently opposed’ to the schedule, while Owls boss Garry Monk has also called for the season to be pushed back a week.

He said: “In my opinion, from a welfare point of view and from what we've believed all the way through in what we were doing - we've always believed we were working a week behind the Premier League - so I think that should happen.”

However, Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate, Bristol City chief executive Mark Ashton have welcomed the June 20 start date.

The EFL hope that allowing a week between between matchday 38, played on June 20, and matchday 39, on June 27 will appease some clubs. They have also agreed to move the play-off final back to August 2, from July 30.

A statement read: "Following further consultation with EFL Championship clubs this week, the season will still commence with match 38 on the weekend of June 20, with match 39 taking place on Saturday, June 27.

"This minor amendment to the schedule will result in the last match of the regular season being on the midweek of July 21 and July 22 with the Championship play-off final on either Sunday, August 2 or Monday, August 3."