Ipswich Town have confirmed they are in a position to return to training, with a decision on the League One season’s conclusion still to be made in the coming week.
A ball hasn’t been kicked in the EFL since the first weekend of March and League One clubs are still to decide on the conclusion of the 2019/20 season.
The Championship is putting plans in place for a return to action at the back-end of June.
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However, just below that division is League One, with clubs in the third-tier divided on what should happen going forwards.
For Ipswich, they sit 10th in the table, seven points outside the play-off places.
A statement released on their official website has confirmed they are prepared for a return to training: “Town are in a position to resume training immediately if the EFL give the go-ahead that the League One season will be played out.
“A final decision is expected next week with clubs likely to be given a straight vote between continuing the season or ending the campaign now and adopting the EFL recommended framework which would see a points per game average decide final positions in the table.”
Should the clubs in League One vote to curtail the season, the top-two (Coventry City and Rotherham United) would be promoted, whilst those between third and sixth after PPG would compete in the play-offs for the final promotion slot.
It’s great to see Ipswich so on board with a return to playing, but given the divide throughout League One, there’s a strong chance that they might see their season curtailed.
Of course, that would lead to Paul Lambert’s side facing another year of League One football, which would be a disappointing conclusion to a tough first year in the third-tier.
Ipswich would’ve hoped to bounce straight back into the Championship and you feel their stance on the season’s resume is an indication they still had an outside chance.
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