Sunderland's promotion rivals call for the League One season to be CANCELLED as EFL prepare to meet

Wycombe Wanderers owner Rob Couhig has called for the League One season to be cancelled – with the EFL set to hold further talks this week.

Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 9:00 am

The league are set to meet on Wednesday to map out their next steps, with all football currently suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.

And while a number of clubs – including Sunderland – are keen to see the season completed once it is safe to do so, promotion-chasing Wycombe have called for the campaign to be cancelled.

Majority shareholder Couhig feels that focus should instead be placed on the 2020/21 campaign – and ensuring that all teams have a ‘heck of a 2021 season’,

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Wycombe owner Rob Couhig

"I don't understand how we finish the season," said Couhig, speaking to BBC Three Counties Radio.

"Would we not be better off saying 'you know what, we're done' - let us pick up again in the middle of August when, by almost every estimate, 90% of the [coronavirus] problems will have been dealt with.

“I'm not going to stand up on my high horse and say I'm not gonna play, but it sure as heck makes no sense to me.

"Let's have us a heck of a 2021 season from top to bottom with the sense of renewal.

"Nobody was more excited - April was going to be our biggest month ever."

Clubs have currently been told not to return to training until May 16 at the earliest, with games unlikely to resume until June.