A MEETING of League One clubs yesterday concluded with no definitive agreement on ending the season now amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 23 clubs, including Bolton Wanderers, gathered via conference call at 9.30am for their weekly meeting, but were unable to come to a united position and will convene again early next week.

League Two clubs however unanimously indicated they are in favour of ending the campaign.

The EFL confirmed that the view had been formed after considering the return-to-play protocols and attached costs of resuming the campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Fourth-tier clubs had also agreed to the framework drawn up by its board for use in the event of curtailment – the maintenance of promotion and the play-offs, and deciding the final league table on an unweighted points-per-game system. However, they asked that no club be relegated to the National League.

In League One, six clubs – Fleetwood, Ipswich, Oxford, Peterborough, Portsmouth, and Sunderland – said on Thursday that they were opposed to ending the season now. Wanderers have remained neutral while others, including Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt, have made it clear they think the season should be ended.

"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," an EFL statement read.

"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."

On League Two, the EFL added: "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.

"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."