What Bristol City and Bristol Rovers fans need to know about today's key EFL meeting
The governing body will meet today to discuss the future of the Championship and League One seasonsby Tom Leach, Max Baker
The EFL will meet today to discuss the final plans for finishing the season, with clubs set to vote this week on whether to finish the remaining games or curtail the campaign.
Bristol City and Bristol Rovers fans could face different outcomes, with Championship clubs likely to want to play the remaining games and League One clubs leaning towards ending the season now and deciding the final positions on an unweighted points per game system.
EFL chairman Rick Parry will meet with board members virtually today to discuss the final blueprints for how to fairly end the seasons should clubs not wish to play their remaining games.
Once the blueprints have been finalised, clubs will be asked to vote on how to end their seasons.
But what exactly is that framework? Who will be present at the meeting? Here is all you need to know about today's meeting, as detailed by Coventry Live.
What is happening in today's meeting?
The main talking points regarding Bristol City and Bristol Rovers during today's meeting will be the future of the Championship and League One season.
The board are expected to produce a final copy of Rick Parry's framework that he hopes clubs will vote to approve and thus be implemented in EFL regulation for good.
The framework will see standard PPG used to finalise league tables and promises to honour promotion and relegation as well as sticking to a play-off competition no greater than four teams.
Who is involved in the meeting?
Today's meeting will include only members of the EFL board.
Here is the list of who will be present...
Rick Parry (chairman)
Simon Bazalgette (independent non-executive director)
Mark Ashton (Championship Director – Bristol City)
Stephen Pearce (Championship Director – Derby County)
Nigel Howe (Championship Director – Reading)
Jez Moxey (League One Director – Burton Albion)
Steven Curwood (League One Director - Fleetwood Town)
John Nixon (League Two Director – Carlisle United)
What happens next?
Next, all 71 EFL clubs will cast their vote on the proposal knowing that, if they vote yes, any EFL season ended early will be concluded using standard PPG.
League Two clubs have already voted to end their season this way, but Championship and League One clubs are yet to decide.
A 51 per cent majority will be needed to swing the vote.
It is understood that clubs are yet to be told when they will actually cast their vote but are hopeful they will be told today.
When will we hear the outcome of the meeting?
We are likely to hear the outcome of today's meeting this afternoon once the board have dispersed and notes from their conversations are released to the media at around 4pm.
However, last week that statement was pushed back and published the following morning.
We'll be bringing you updates from the meeting on Bristol Live. Follow our live blog for the latest news.