THE chief executive of Lincoln City says some League One clubs 'simply cannot afford' to play the remaining games of the season.

Completing the campaign is favoured by several clubs, including Oxford United, who are intending to resume training on Monday.

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But an EFL meeting on Tuesday will help decide on an agreed framework if members vote to end the season, with the league proposing an unweighted points-per-game formula with standard promotion, relegation and play-offs.

Alternative options have also been circulated, including one from Lincoln relating to the management of existing points deductions.

And the Imps' chief executive, Liam Scully, suggested the only option that did not appear viable was extending the season deep into the summer. 

"We're pretty much out of time if we want to complete on the pitch," he told BBC Radio 5Live.

"It is looking more and more unlikely we'll be able to do that. The talk of playing on in June, July or even beyond that...I know there are clubs that simply cannot afford to do it."

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Lincoln are 15th and have no prospect of promotion or fear of relegation, but Scully admitted no framework would fit every League One club.

"As custodians of the game we've got a responsibility to look as fairly as we can at the solutions the EFL has put forward," he added.

"Ultimately the challenge is that we are retrofitting a set of rules in order to get a sporting outcome at a point in time where we've all got some kind of self-interest.

"Our chairman coined a phrase at the beginning of this: we are looking for the fairest of the unfair solutions.

"No matter which way you turn somebody is going to benefit from this and, unfortunately, someone is going to be the victims of this."