Doncaster Rovers, MK Dons and Southend United could reportedly decide whether or not the 2019/20 League One campaign is curtailed.
It has been more than two months since the English football season was delayed and the EFL released their end-of-season framework last week.
In the announcement, the EFL revealed that the season could be brought to an early end if at least 51% of clubs in the division vote in favour of curtailment.
In that circumstance, the EFL noted that the season should be determined using an unweighted points-per-game system, with promotion and relegation retained, and the play-offs still going ahead but not extended past four teams.
League Two clubs have already voted in favour of curtailment but it is understood that League One remains split between those sides in favour of ending it early and those determined to complete it on the pitch.
— Richard Mennear (@RichMennear) May 26, 2020
The Sunderland Echo have released findings of a survey of reporters covering all 23 clubs in the division to determine how they would vote, which has revealed it could rest on the votes of Doncaster, MK Dons, and Southend United – all thought to be undecided.
According to the survey, nine sides would likely vote to complete the season on the pitch, while 11 would likely vote to curtail it.
Going by those numbers, if just one of the three undecided clubs voted in favour of it, the League One season would be curtailed.
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It is unknown at this point exactly when this vote will take place but it will be huge for a number of League One clubs.
If the season is curtailed, Coventry City will go up as League One champions alongside Rotherham United and Wycombe Wanderers.
Should that be the case, Sunderland and Ipswich Town would be among the clubs to miss out on the play-offs and face another season in the division.
This latest report suggests their fates may lie in the hands of Doncaster, MK Dons, and Southend. It is going to be very interesting to see how things pan out and when we get a decision.