EFL: Leagues One and Two play-offs to be before Championship play-offs

Championship, League One & League Two clubs to meet on 8 June
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The League One and League Two play-offs are likely to be held before the Championship play-offs in an attempt to assist clubs affect difficult contractual situations.

The league confirmed on Friday that a gathering are going to be persisted 8 June, 

when clubs will vote on whether to permit seasons to be curtailed if the bulk in each league requests it.

League Two clubs have already decided that’s the route they want to travel down but, so far, no consensus has been reached united One.

The idea of halting that division has met with vehement opposition from some clubs, with both Tranmere and Peterborough threatening action .

Whatever the outcome of the votes, it’s intended that the ultimate promotion squeeze both divisions are going to be decided by the traditional play-off format, starting with a two-legged semi-final.

In normal circumstances, play-off matches across the three EFL divisions are scheduled in close proximity.

That will not be the case this season.

The Championship is probably going to return about 20 June, with clubs set to start out contact training on Monday 

if they meet the standards in their protocols and complete the acceptable risk assessments.

The Championships play-offs would then happen in late July with the ultimate – potentially – at the start of August, meaning clubs will 

got to agree the utilization of short-term contract extensions for those players whose deals expire on 30 June, because the Premier League has done.

However, albeit all the clubs involved are keen for the League One and Two play-offs to be completed, they even have a big number of players whose contracts expire on 30 June.

The EFL is mindful of the choices that require to be made about retaining or releasing players during a period during 

which fans aren’t allowed in stadiums, and therefore the major adverse impact that has on club budgets.

As a result it plans to carry the League One and Two play-offs as soon as practically possible to avoid a negative impact 

on the four clubs participating within the play-offs, particularly the three that don’t gain promotion.

It is still anticipated all three finals are going to be played at Wembley.

Source: BBC Sport

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