The League One meeting today concluded with no definitive agreement between the clubs on ending the season now amid the coronavirus pandemic, the PA news agency understands.

The 23 clubs gathered via conference call at 9.30am this morning for their weekly meeting, but were unable to come to a united position and will convene again early next week.

Oxford United were among six third-tier clubs - along with Fleetwood, Ipswich, Peterborough, Portsmouth, and Sunderland - who said on Thursday that they were opposed to ending the season now on a points-per-game basis.

The teams involved are all in the top half of the League One standings, from Oxford in third to Ipswich in 10th. Teams in the division have between eight and 10 games left to play.

Rochdale chief executive David Bottomley said his club were firmly behind the EFL collective and would abide by the majority decision, but are in favour of ending the season now after the EFL said training could not resume until May 25 at the earliest.

EFL chairman Rick Parry told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee last week that for many clubs, playing behind closed doors would actually cost them money.

It is understood one cost clubs would not have to bear from any resumption would be testing - the EFL has set out in a 47-page return-to-training document that it would cover those expenses.