Rovers are in support of the Championship’s restart plan and have tailored their preparations towards a mid-June resumption.

The players returned to training last week and now have 19 days to wait before the season is scheduled to get going again on June 20.

Clubs are expected to vote in favour of the plans, revealed by the EFL on Sunday night, next week, with the remaining nine games to be played behind closed doors.

Rovers had always worked to the assumption of a mid-June restart, in a bid to get the season wrapped up by July 30, and while accepting the situation isn't ideal, they remain in favour of promotion and relegation being decided on the pitch, rather than by a points-per-game method.

The EFL’s decision follows that of the Premier League to resume their 2019/20 campaign in the same week, as widely predicted.

However, the plans have come in for criticism, not least from QPR who “vehemently oppose” the restart date, with CEO Lee Hoos saying he “wasn’t a lone” in his objections.

Charlton also face being without three players, including top scorer Lyle Taylor, who have all refused to play again this season. Barnsley and Luton are also reported to have concerns over the re-start date, while Hull City vice-chairman Ehab Allam has twice written to the EFL outlining his club's opposition to the season re-starting.

So far, 15 individuals have tested positive across all Championship clubs in the three rounds of testing conducted so far. They include Rovers captain Elliott Bennett who returned a positive test last week and won’t be able to return to the training ground until Friday.

Second-tier clubs have remained optimistic throughout though about the chances of the season resuming having been suspended since March 13. They hope to resume full-contact training this week to step up preparations ahead of the restart.

However, QPR chief executive Hoos says his club are “vehemently opposed to this schedule” outlined by the EFL on Sunday evening.

“I am absolutely stunned by this announcement, as is our director of football Les Ferdinand and our manager Mark Warburton,” he said in a statement on his club’s website.

“Incredibly, there has been absolutely no consultation with individual clubs nor with the Championship doctors’ working group by the divisional representatives – or anyone else in the Football League – regarding this matter.

“On top of that, we were only made aware of the statement 40 minutes before it was made public. We are vehemently opposed to this schedule.

“The players haven’t even returned to full-contact training at this moment and yet they are now expected to be in a position to play at a competitive level in just three weeks’ time.

“I have made our feelings known to the EFL and, having spoken with a number of CEOs at other Championship clubs, I am not a lone voice on this matter. We are absolutely appalled.”

Charlton meanwhile, are inside the bottom three on goal difference, but their hopes of avoiding the drop have taken a hit with news that top scorer Taylor, as well as defender Chris Solly and midfielder David Davis, have outlined their intentions not to play out the remainder of the season.

“We have 15 out of contract – we’ve got six loans and nine of our own contracted players out,” the Addicks boss said.

“Unfortunately for us three of them have said that they’re not going to play.

“Lyle’s a big player for us – when he plays, we win games. Lyle has said that he’s not going to play because of risk of injury. Chris Solly said the same.

“Then we’ve got Davis, who is on loan from Birmingham, and he says he doesn’t want to come back and play games.

“He’s chose now not to come back and play to the end, so we have to move on because I’ve got a lot of players that are hungry.”