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League One: Six clubs ‘collective in goal’ to complete season

Peterborough v Oxford

Six clubs are determined to finish the League One season by completing their remaining fixtures, says Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

MacAnthony released a statement on behalf of Posh, Oxford, Sunderland, Fleetwood, Portsmouth and Ipswich.

League One clubs are due to meet with the EFL board on Friday to discuss options for completing the season.

Elite football in England has been suspended since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Peterborough are currently sixth with nine games to play and are three points off the automatic promotion places.

MacAnthony posted on social media on behalf of the six clubs, who range from Oxford in third placed to 10th-placed Ipswich, to announce their stance.

"We have no desire for voiding the season, points per game scenarios or letting a computer decide our footballing fate," he said on Twitter.

"For our fans/staff and for the integrity of our sport, we are all looking forward to completing our pending fixtures/season under guidance from the EFL at a time it is deemed safe to do so."

Also posting on Twitter, Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley said: "We are backing the completion of League One fixtures.

"Sporting integrity is of paramount importance, we cannot accept points per game or any other conclusion without giving it our best shot in a safe environment.

"Germany, Premier League, Championship and many more are completing and so should we."

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