AFC Wimbledon look set to back the curtailment of the League One season when clubs get the chance to vote next week.

The Dons, 20th in the table and just outside the relegation zone, would stay up should the season be determined by points-per-game.

Tranmere – one place below them but only three points adrift with a game in hand – have expressed their objection to the plan that would see them join Wanderers in League Two next season.

The Wimbledon statement read: “In an ideal world, we would love to play out the season in front of all our fans. Sadly, that’s not the new reality.

“Of course, our priority has to be to protect the health of everyone involved with the club – players, fans and staff alike. Beyond that, we must do all we can to preserve the future of the league and to ensure all its member clubs survive.

“Given this fact of life, we will not vote for any outcome that potentially endangers the health of our players and staff or puts clubs under further financial strain.

“More delays, hanging on to see if the season can somehow be played out, all adds intolerable pressure to clubs in our division.

“We appreciate that not every club within the division will be feeling positive about the possibility of cancelling the season and we have sympathy for clubs in that position.

“However, we don’t believe clubs should be forced into a situation that increases their financial risk.

“We can’t – and we won’t - take a short-term view. There are so many uncertainties ahead – not least the unpalatable prospect of starting a new season in empty stadiums.

“Our focus has to be on preparing for life without much of our matchday in-come; bringing this season to a swift end, instead of dragging it out, is an essential way of helping us all do that.

“None of us want to be in this predicament but it’s our firm belief that we must stand together to safeguard our common interests. Only then can we preserve everything we value about the football league structure and the pyramid system.”