Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett believes that a decision needs to be made on the League One season’s conclusion before the end of May.
The EFL season is at a standstill and a ball hasn’t been kicked since the first weekend in March.
For Portsmouth, they are sat fourth in the League One table, two points adrift of Rotherham United and the automatic promotion places with the season 35 games deep.
A chance to resume the season would give Pompey an opportunity to push on for a Championship return, but if things are finished on sporting merit, Coventry City and Rotherham are in the driving seat.
And, Andrew Moon at the BBC has now brought Jackett’s thoughts on the situation, with the Pompey boss pushing for the governing bodies to come up with a solution for the League One season before the end of May.
#Pompey boss Kenny Jackett says a decision on what happens to the League One season will have to be made by the end of May at the latest
— Andrew Moon (@mrandrewmoon) May 5, 2020
For Pompey, they are looking to return to the Championship under Jackett after last season’s near miss.
Jackett’s side were beaten in the play-off finals by Sunderland, who were then beaten by Charlton Athletic at Wembley.
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Portsmouth are one team in absolute limbo within the EFL.
Jackett’s side are well in the hunt for automatic promotion to the Championship, but if games can’t be finished, they are likely to miss out on a lucrative return to the second-tier.
The decision made by the EFL might not be the one Pompey want, but there’s little doubt that something needs to give sooner rather than later.
Uncertainty isn’t helping anybody.
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