Derby County owner Mel Morris is set to vote to end the 2019/20 Championship campaign prematurely, with the remainder of the season in limbo.
There are nine matches still set to be played between now and the end of the season, with the EFL now out of action for over two months.
One method that has been suggested to end the season is via the points-per-game system, rather than wait until it is safe for football to resume for games to continue.
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But now, as per the Mirror, Derby owner Morris is prepared to end the season prematurely despite Derby having a slight chance of breaking into the play-offs.
The Rams sit five points off the play-offs in 12th place, after picking up two wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers before the EFL campaign was brought to a halt.
After watching the Bundesliga return last week, Morris is adamant football should return when fans are allowed to come in and watch, rather than behind-closed-doors.
He said: “I would sooner play football with fans in the stadium than without because that has a financial implication.
“And we have seen already in Germany, it is soulless even watching a televised game with no supporters in the stadium. We have got to think carefully about this one.
“If you stop the season now you will be hard pressed to say that the top two probably shouldn’t just be promoted automatically. If I was asked to vote for that, I would.”
Fair play to Morris here – he could well vote to keep the season going and wait until it’s safe to play, but he looks to have the fans’ best interests at heart.
The fact that Derby have even a slight chance of making the play-offs is mad in itself. Two wins in a row has propelling them into within five points of sixth.
It remains to be seen how the season will end, but it’s undoubtedly a huge issue that needs to be resolved ASAP.