CLUBS in League One and Two are to be informed their season is over and will be asked to vote on how promotion and relegation issues will be resolved.

That means Sunderland’s season is effectively over, with the club falling short of the automatic promotion places.

A report in The Athletic says a vote will take place next week on the ups and downs and proposals have been submitted and that the notion of scrapping the current season, declaring it null and void is not an option.

The EFL had hoped and planned to finish the season, including the play-offs, in 56 days – but there is now a desire is growing among clubs for the campaign to finish and have some clarity on the unprecedented situation.

The Athletic claims the preferred method is a weighted points-per game solution. Each team’s average points-per-game would be calculated for home and away games respectively, then multiplied by 22 to simulate the number of fixtures they would have played in a real campaign.

League One’s current top three of Coventry City, Rotherham United and Oxford United would then be promoted to the Championship. The bottom three of Tranmere, Southend and Bolton would drop into League Two.

On the same PPG system, Swindon would be League Two champions, Crewe second, Plymouth third and Cheltenham fourth.

Stevenage, despite Macclesfield’s latest points deduction, would remain bottom.

Both the Championship and Premier League intend to finish their seasons, while the National League is to determine their play-off and promotion and relegation issues.