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EFL still set on completing the season as chairman Rick Parry sends letter to clubs to get behind-closed-doors action back on track with him waiting for FA update on leaving transfer window open 'as long as possible'

By Adrian Kajumba and Simon Jones for MailOnline

Published: 11:54 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 12:08 BST, 1 May 2020

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Chairman Rick Parry has insisted that the EFL remain determined to finish the season.

In a letter to the Football League's Championship, Leagues One and League Two clubs today Parry confirmed the EFL remain in talks with the government about a return date.

He said: 'Whilst there is still no further clarity on a return of EFL matches, the objective remains to play the remaining fixtures for the 2019-20 campaign at the current 71 EFL grounds. It is important that any clubs notify the EFL of any issues that may prevent this as soon as possible.

Chairman Rick Parry has insisted that the EFL remain determined to finish the 2019-20 season

Chairman Rick Parry has insisted that the EFL remain determined to finish the 2019-20 season

'Some progress has been made in respect of planning how matches may take place, with draft operational plans put before the board at this week's meeting and incorporating many areas such as: stadium preparation, medical provisions, staffing, media access and, of course, measures needed to ensure the safety of all participants including first-team players and staff, match officials, and everyone else associated with the matchday environment.'

The prospect of the season being brought to a premature halt gained momentum after it emerged following an EFL board meeting this week club captains and PFA reps were informed that a resumption may not be possible.

Doubts were raised about the prospect of there being no football played next month, supporters not being allowed back in stadiums until January and another major issue being the number of coronavirus tests that would be

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