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Players Told Season 'Unlikely to Be Completed' Following Recent EFL Meeting

Players of clubs in League One and League Two have recently been informed that the current season is unlikely to be finished as officials will need to source too many coronavirus test kits to successfully get the season back underway.
Club captains and PFA officials, representing clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two have been tasked with relaying the latest news to their teammates following an EFL board meeting earlier this week.

Despite the EFL's apparent stance, the Premier League remain determined to get football back underway as early as Monday, 8th June and are said to be willing to spend upwards of £4,000,000 on several thousand Covid-19 testing kits as part of their plan.

But according to reports first published by the Daily Mail, EFL players have been told that one of the main issues they face in resuming their campaign is the number of extra coronavirus tests that would be required.

The report, which has since been picked up by several other media organisations, adds that many clubs in the EFL's three tiers have very little expectation of any football being played in June despite plans to resume training later this month

Despite recent reports offering October as the possible month where fans will be allowed to return to stadiums, January 2021 is now being touted as the more likely month with games being played behind closed doors for the time being.

League positioning remains up in the air with the EFL reaffirming that there has been NO decision on how the final standings will look, with the recent suggestion of a "sporting merit" system still being considered.

There are around eight-hundred players whose deals are due to end on Tuesday, 30th June with those players being asked by the if they are willing to play for their current clubs after that deadline in a bid to complete the campaign.

However, as the PFA recently confirming that there is only severance money on offer and no extra wages, it is unlikely many players will agree to play on, with those soon-to-be free agents expected to await the reopening of the Transfer Window before looking for a new club.

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