Oxford United could end up with a promotion play-off place if plans are agreed to use an unweighted points-per-game system to determine end-of-season League One placings. The alternative would be for remaining games to be played in an extended season. It is thought the choices will be determined by a vote of clubs in League One.
When the last games were played, the U’s were in 3rd place on 60 points after 35 games.
With only 23 teams now in that division, following Bury’s expulsion by the EFL, any vote is certain to be decisive either way.
If the season is brought to an early conclusion, using the unweighted points-per-game system proposed by the EFL eighth-placed Wycombe Wanderers would move into the play-offs at the expense of Peterborough United – another of the sides determined to carry on playing.
The new regulations still have to be voted on by all 71 EFL clubs before they can be implemented.