Alan Nixon has reported that the English Football League wants teams in League Two to face relegation this season, but that the clubs are in disagreement with the fact.
Over two months since the last professional football match in the UK, and the English leagues are yet to find out their fates. The National League season has been void, but above that, the EFL’s 72 teams are still waiting to find out their fate.
The EFL is nearing towards the answers but remains in a precarious position – teams can’t reach an agreement over how the season should finish and who, if anyone, should be relegated.
Relegation from League Two throws teams out of the Football League, and so it’s become a difficult decision for the EFL to make when deciding if any one team should make the drop without the season finishing. Nixon posted this update on last night:
League Two relegation. Clubs don’t want it. EFL want it. That’s how it stands just now.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) May 15, 2020
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Stevenage currently sit bottom of League Two and in the only relegation spot. They could yet drop out of the Football League after a torrid season and be replaced by National League leaders Barrow.
There’s expected to be at least one team from the National League promoted, but who remains unseen – Barrow have a four-point lead over Harrogate in the National League, but promotion could yet be played out, or worked out in a points-per-game system.
The longer that fans and teams have gone without an answer, the more the outcome will likely disappoint them. It seems as though League One and Two will not play any further games but deciding who, if anyone, should drop out of the Football League is a tough decision to make, and one that’s bound to cause unrest amongst some.