EFL chiefs heading for war with League Two clubs over relegation after scrapping season

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EFL chiefs are heading for a war with League Two clubs over relegation after the season was scrapped.

The teams yesterday voted 20-4 AGAINST one of their members dropping into the National League.

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EFL chief Rick Parry could be set to butt heads with League Two sides over relegation after the season was scrapped
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But the EFL may still overrule a vote to save Stevenage or Macclesfield from going down.

League chairman Rick Parry and his men have to apply the rules while they press for consistency in their own ranks.

The EFL revealed: “Having considered the protocols and costs that would be required to be met to conclude the current season, League Two clubs  unanimously indicated a preferred direction of travel to curtail the campaign.

“Clubs asked consideration  be given to suspending relegation.

“No commitments were made in this respect and the board will now consider the implications of the division’s preferred approach at their next meeting.”

Yet Forest Green Rovers owner Dale Vince claimed scrapping the season was not a unanimous decision — because his club were against it.


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He said: “That is not our preferred direction of travel.

“It just seems like pass the parcel — the music has stopped and you’ve got what you’ve got.

“It’s total hypocrisy to say that because we can’t finish the season Stevenage shouldn’t be relegated but four other clubs can get promoted.”

The top three of Crewe, Swindon and Plymouth will go up  and there will be a promotion play-off played, as SunSport revealed.

Whether the play-offs are one or two legs has to be decided.

National League leaders Barrow are set to come up.