The EFL have stressed that matches will only resume ‘when it is safe and conditions allow’ following meetings on Friday.

The Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers Association met to assess the growing concerns raised by its members caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Games have already been shelved until April 30, though that could well be pushed back when more meetings are held next week.

The intention remains to finish the current season, with nine games remaining in the Championship, though that could see matches play well in to the summer months, and possibly behind closed doors.

The EFL earlier this month launched a £50m relief package to help clubs through the current pandemic, with clubs under increasing financial pressure due to the lack of income caused by matches being postponed.

The joint statement admitting ‘difficult decisions’ will need to be made in order to mitigate the economic effects on clubs, with Rovers among those clubs set to discuss the possibility of players deferring their wages.

“The Premier League, EFL and PFA met today and discussed the growing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic,” a statement read.

“It was stressed that the thoughts of all three organisations continue to be with everyone affected by the virus.

“The Premier League, EFL and PFA agreed that difficult decisions will have to be taken in order to mitigate the economic impact of the current suspension of professional football in England and agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions.

“The leagues will not recommence until April 30 at the earliest. They will only do so when it is safe and conditions allow.

“Further meetings will take place next week with a view to formulating a joint plan to deal with the difficult circumstances facing the leagues, their clubs, players, staff and fans.”