THE EFL Board have indicated a decision to curtail the end of the season would see unweighted points-per-game used to calculate the make-up of play-offs as their preferred option.

Clubs held a conference call this morning, with ways to conclude the campaign - suspended nine weeks ago due to coronavirus.

No decisions were made in Sky Bet League One, where Oxford United sit third.

There had been suggestions Karl Robinson's side could be promoted without kicking another ball, if a weighted PPG system was used and there were no more games.

But a statement from the EFL appears to rule out that scenario - setting up the possibility of a play-off semi-final against Portsmouth if clubs decide next week to scrap the remaining regular season matches.

While saying clubs should decide how to conclude their respective divisions, it read: "The rationale for playing the remaining matches has been fully debated with a particular focus on the issues COVID-19 has created in respect of health and wellbeing, ongoing testing requirements, player registration issues and the financial burdens clubs already face at this difficult time. 

"In the event of a curtailment of the season, the EFL Board outlined how this could be addressed through a framework that includes maintaining the principle of promotion and relegation, league tables to be determined via unweighted points per game (PPG) and Play-Offs to remain in every division to determine the final promotion place."

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On League One specifically, the EFL said: "There were varied views shared in League One and it was determined that there would be a further period of reflection and consultation to understand what creative solutions could be implemented.

"It was acknowledged that the need to find innovative and creative solutions was of paramount importance as was the need for decisions to be taken quickly."

Meanwhile, the Championship clubs have indicated they want to play their remaining games.

Unlike in League One, there was agreement among League Two sides, who unanimously decided they wanted to curtail their season.

But they also asked to suspend relegation to the National League as a result, which will now be discussed by the EFL Board.