OXFORD United are not expecting to find out how the Sky Bet League One season ends until next week.

The English Football League (EFL) published a draft proposal on how the coronavirus-hit campaign could be finished last Thursday.

Clubs were then given time to consult the plans in what is their final chance to have a say on the matter.

They have until 5pm today to add their comments.

As any option to curtail the season would require a change of regulations, EFL rules state five days’ notice is required.

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That period will take the process into June before a vote can finally be held.

As expected, clubs have been given two options – play on, or scrap the remaining games and use an unweighted points per game formula to finalise automatic promotion, play-offs and relegation.

League One remains deeply divided, but there appears to be momentum behind those with the opinion the remaining games should be scrapped.

United though are firmly among the group aiming to play on.

Niall McWilliams, the club’s managing director, said: “We have said all along that we think the fairest way to decide the league is by playing matches, always with the proviso that it is done with the health and safety of our players and staff as the priority.

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“The EFL has asked clubs to give their views and ours will categorically be ‘let’s play’.”

He added: “We have done things with integrity and the utmost respect to all the clubs we have faced and all we hope is for a chance to win promotion the right way to cap off all the hard work.”

Each division will vote on their own outcome – with a simple 51 per cent majority enough to decide which option they follow.

But that will only come if a majority of the EFL members as a whole approve the principle of changing the regulations.

It requires the backing from 36 of the 71 clubs.

While most in the Championship intend to play on, it is thought the vote will pass given the vast majority of League Two clubs have indicated they want to stop.

One area which may have focused the minds of clubs who had been on the fence is the issue of paying for testing.

Some had hoped the EFL would foot the bill, at least initially, but they have made it clear that while tests will be bought centrally, clubs must pay once their season ends.

Even once the season is cut short, there remains one other potential issue.

Although the Premier League and Championship clubs are back training, they are not yet allowed to hold full sessions.

The belief is the government will ease lockdown restrictions next month, but the EFL have acknowledged the play-offs cannot be guaranteed.

If circumstances prevented those matches from taking place, the governing body’s board would make a decision on how the final promotion places in their three divisions would be awarded.