OXFORD United supporters have given a strong indication on how they would like to see the season concluded.

The EFL, who suspended games almost two months ago due to coronavirus, is due to discuss the situation this week and will reportedly vote on their next course of action.

U’s boss Karl Robinson has made it clear they will be voting to play the remaining games when it is deemed safe.

While that has seemed increasingly unlikely due to the tight timescales involved, the government’s recovery document published yesterday offered some hope.

Step two of the road map, which cannot begin before June 1, includes “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed-doors for broadcast, while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact”.

While that would appear to hint at a pathway for the Premier League to return, it is open to interpretation where the line is drawn when it comes to the EFL.

Waiting to play the remaining games when conditions allow was one of five scenarios Oxford Mail readers were given on our website yesterday.

It was the second choice with 13 per cent.

The overwhelming winner, with 59 per cent from the hundreds of votes, was to scrap the remaining games and use a formula to calculate promotion and relegation.

Under one format, reportedly favoured by the EFL, the U’s would finish third and therefore claim promotion from Sky Bet League One.

While the motive behind the poll result would appear clear, Paul Peros, chairman of supporters’ trust OxVox, believes it is also the correct outcome.

He said: “I would love to see the games played, but I don’t think it’s going to happen and in that instance the fairest thing is a weighted formula.

“From speaking to other fans, if games can’t be played the biggest fear is the season being wiped out.

“It would be unfair to (top two) Coventry, Rotherham and not particularly fair to us either.

“It’s not perfect but in the context of what’s happening in the world it’s probably as fair as we can do.”

It would be a bizarre way to reclaim a place in the second tier for the first time in 21 years, but Peros thinks the campaign has been worthy of success.

He said: “It’s a horrible situation, but we have had an amazing season.

“While we don’t get to crystallise it in one game, we have had more highlights in this season than some have in five years.”

Tony Stewart, chairman at Rotherham United, expects the remaining games in the third and fourth tiers will be cancelled.

“I don’t see League One and League Two starting,” he told the PA news agency.

“I would be amazed (if they did). They are talking about mid-June, we are talking about just weeks that we have got to prepare for it.”

He added: “We don’t know what the decision is, but what I am told is that maybe Wednesday, but certainly Thursday a decision will be made and we will know where we stand on this season and the start of next season.”