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Manager provides clue on League One decision

Paul Warne, the manager of Rotherham United, provides a clue on the League One decision which should be announced early next month.

The EFL announced on Friday that much anticipated vote, which had been stated to take place this week, will now be held on the 8th of June – with the majority likely to vote to end the season and decide promotion and relegation with a points per game (PPG) calculation.

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The decision for most clubs will be based on financial and health concerns, plus a heavy influence of self-interest.

Clubs like Sunderland, Ipswich Town and Peterborough United are desperate to continue as they are around the playoffs and keep a glimmer of hope that they can achieve promotion.

Millers boss Paul Warne, who has led the club to second place in League One, would see his side promoted automatically if the season is cancelled, and is confident the majority member clubs will vote to curtail the campaign.

He told the Rotherham Advertiser: “I do have a feel which way it will go.

“I think now that the EFL have put their recommendations in place, it feels like there’s a wave towards curtailing the season.

“Clubs understandably have serious financial concerns. The Huddersfield Town owner thinks 50 to 60 clubs could hit the wall. In Australia, there’s a report that players might have to take an 80 per cent wage cut.

“Then there are all the health implications of playing on. It would take a lot of money for clubs to get all the required testing and precautions in place.

“I think that, to help get them through the next few months, clubs will try to retain as much money as they can.

“If you’re a club in a position with nothing to gain from coming back – apart from the word, ‘integrity’, which gets bandied about all over the place – why would you want to come back?

“If you haven’t got any money as a club and you’re in your overdraft why would you take on another debt? I just can’t see it.”

You can check out how League One clubs are predicted to vote by clicking HERE.

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