League Two Clubs Vote To End The Premier League Season Early Over Coronavirus

by Naijaspirit

League Two clubs have voted to end their seasons early, pending approval from the EFL and FA.

At a meeting on Friday, the 24 clubs took an indicative vote and decided unanimously that three teams should be promoted to League One, the promotion play-offs will still take place, and no teams should be relegated to the National League.

As it stands, Crewe Alexandra, Swindon Town and Plymouth Argyle occupy the automatic promotion slots, with Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Colchester United and Northampton Town sitting in the promotion play-off places.

Stevenage are currently bottom and would avoid dropping out of the Football League although the EFL insist “no commitments were made” in terms of the vote for no relegation.

The EFL say final placings would be determined by an unweighted points-per-game system and play-offs to remain in every division to determine the final promotion place.

“Having considered the protocols and costs that would be required to be met to conclude the current season, League Two clubs have unanimously indicated a preferred direction of travel to curtail the campaign in line with the framework outlined by the EFL Board,” an EFL statement read on Friday.

“In addition, clubs asked for consideration to be given to suspending relegation to the National League for 2019/20 as a result of circumstances created where fixtures cannot be completed.

“No commitments were made in this respect and the Board will now consider the implications of the division’s preferred approach at their next meeting.”

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