Stanley owner Andy Holt has no appetite for behind closed doors football after the League One season was officially curtailed.

A resounding majority of third-tier clubs voted to end the 2019/20 season, with relegation and promotion retained, with the league positions decided on a points-per-game basis, seeing Stanley finish in 17th place.

Holt has long advocated for the season, which has been suspended since early March, to be brought to an end, having placed all playing and coaching staff on furlough.

With Stanley now set for a third successive season in League One, Holt is happy that the uncertainty over the future of this campaign has ended, but his attentions have now turned to the 2020/21 season.

But the prospect of a new season starting with supporters still being unable to watch from the stands isn’t one that appeals to the Reds owner.

“The uncertainly was affecting everyone but now the decision has been made, we can look forward in terms of player contracts,” he said.

“We needed the certainty so now we can start to rebuild the club for next season.

“I will say that I do not want to play behind-closed-doors games.

“For me, football is about the community and fans and I do not want to watch a game where there aren’t any fans.

“We want to get back playing at a packed Wham Stadium but only when it’s safe to do so.”

The Championship is the now the last EFL league standing after tiers three and four agreed to curtail their 2019/20 campaign yesterday.

Clubs voted ‘overwhelmingly’ in favour of the EFL’s proposals at yesterday’s extraordinary general meetings, paving the way for the announcements that League One and League Two would end their season with immediate effect.

The EFL proposal was for promotion and relegation in all three EFL leagues be adhered to, knocking back a plan from the Championship’s bottom club Barnsley, with play-offs in all three divisions to include the usual four sides, despite petitions for extending that to as many as eight in League One.

As a result, Coventry City and Rotherham United will be promoted automatically from League One, while Bolton Wanderers, Southend United and Tranmere Rovers will be relegated.

In League Two, winning automatic promotion are Swindon Town, Crewe Alexandra and Plymouth Argyle, though due to ongoing disciplinary matters, the relegation places can’t be confirmed.

The Championship season will resume, as planned, on June 20.

The EFL season has been suspended since March 13, the last round of matches have been the weekend before.

Proposals were submitted by Barnsley and Tranmere Rovers alongside amendments to an EFL Board proposal which were put forward by Lincoln City, Stevenage and Ipswich Town.

Barnsley’s proposal was that relegation, across all three divisions, should be scrapped.

However, following a vote by the 71 clubs, the EFL say it was ‘overwhelmingly agreed, by a majority of all clubs and a majority in the Championship that was required, to adopt the EFL board’s proposal into EFL regulations.

The only way the Championship season will be affected by yesterday’s vote is if, for whatever reason, the 2019/20 season can’t be played to a conclusion.

It would then be decided by an un-weighted points-per-game system.

The League One play-offs will be contested by Oxford United, Portsmouth, Fleetwood and Wycombe Wanderers, with the play-off final to come on June 30.

The League Two play-offs will see Cheltenham Town, Exeter City, Colchester United and Northampton Town battle it out for a spot in the Wembley final on June 29.