The 71 EFL clubs will vote on the framework for ending the 2019/20 season today, with the bottom two divisions then set to decide whether to cut the campaign short amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The EFL board has proposed a framework which would keep promotion and relegation, retain the four-team play-offs and decide the final league tables on an unweighted points-per-game basis.

Two alternatives have been proposed, one from Championship club Barnsley which would see relegation scrapped in the event of a division being unable to finish.

The other is from Tranmere Rovers, who would be relegated from League One under the EFL’s proposal, which involves applying a margin for error to the points-per-game system.

There are then amendments to the EFL framework to be voted on. Lincoln’s calls for a change in how points deductions are applied to the points-per-game calculation, Ipswich’s involves further consultation with clubs on the play-offs format if the season cannot be completed, and Stevenage’s would scrap relegation from League Two if the division votes to curtail the campaign.

For any framework or amendment to be adopted it would require both a majority vote among Championship clubs and a majority among the full 71 member clubs.

Most clubs are expected to be represented on the video call this morning.

Leagues One and Two are then expected to vote in the afternoon on whether or not to end the season. If they do vote to cut it short, the final table will be based on whichever framework was approved earlier in the day. A majority of clubs in that division would be required for a motion to carry.

Fourth tier clubs have already indicated an intention to curtail the season, while League One clubs are undecided.

Accrington Stanley, whose players were placed on furlough in March, have no desire to play on this season and will vote for the season to be curtailed. The Reds were 17th in the table when the season was suspended.

From the outset, Championship clubs have always stated their desire to complete the season, and with five rounds of testing having already taken place, today’s vote will be nothing more than a formality.

The Championship fixture list for the remaining nine games was also announced yesterday, including the Sky Sports television selections for the first three rounds of matches.

League Two clubs have already indicated their preference of finishing the season now, but for the play-offs to be played, with four clubs already back training, and undergoing Covid-19 testing.

The one sticking point, which will impact on the National League who curtailed their season last month, is whether any club is to be relegated.

League One has always been the bone of contention. Under the EFL plans, Wycombe Wanderers would jump from eighth to third and take one of the four play-off spots, with Peterborough United missing out.

The EFL revealed on Sunday that four League One clubs, thought to be the four set to contest the play-offs, had undergone Covid-19 testing over the weekend, with no positive cases recorded.

Despite the objections of some, it is expected that more than half the third tier clubs will vote in favour of finishing the season that will confirm the relegations of Bolton Wanderers, Southend and Tranmere to the fourth tier, with Coventry and Rotherham promoted automatically.