WANDERERS are likely to face another option when they vote on whether to end the League One season in its tracks next week.

Tranmere Rovers chairman Mark Palios says he will submit plans for a “fairer solution” to the debate which has rumbled on between third-tier clubs since the lockdown.

The former Football Association chief executive intends to use points-per-game to decide league placings but adding a ‘margin of error,’ whereby teams can only be automatically promoted or relegated if they remain in a promotion/relegation position after the margin of error is applied.

The margin of error would open up the opportunity for more teams to compete in the play-offs, if they so wished.

The EFL want all proposals to be submitted by 2pm today – and though Palios’s plan would not spare Wanderers relegation to League Two, he claims it “reflects the wishes of the majority of clubs.”

The EFL is expected to issue notice of a clubs meeting on June 8, where its proposed curtailment framework plus any alternative models, including Tranmere’s, will be voted on by all 71 clubs.

League One and Two clubs are then set to vote on whether or not to end the season based on whichever framework is agreed. Clubs in the fourth tier have indicated a wish to curtail the season but without relegation, while in League One clubs are undecided on how to proceed.

The EFL framework includes promotion and relegation, the retention of the four-team play-offs and the deciding of the final league table on an unweighted points-per-game basis.

Palios confirmed: “We’re trying to effect a compromise as close to the EFL’s position but iterate our original proposal to reflect the wishes of the majority of clubs and achieve a fairer solution that football people will recognise as such.”

Under the unweighted points per game model, Tranmere would be relegated. The Wirral club are three points behind AFC Wimbledon in 21st with a game in hand. Wimbledon have said their preference is to bring the season to “a swift end” to remove ongoing uncertainty.

A group of six League One clubs, including Sunderland and Peterborough, had expressed a desire to play on, but time appears to be running out to restart the season with clubs having not even returned to small group training.

Palios’ model may appeal to those clubs if it keeps open their hopes of promotion via an extended play-offs.