Senior figures from the EFL will meet this afternoon to discuss how to conclude the current football season.

Championship clubs including Reading received a 42-page protocol document last week, which outlined the strict guidelines and conditions that clubs would have to adhere to on a return to the training ground.

This will be one of the things discussed at today's meeting.

All clubs in the Championship will carry out testing of players and staff members on Thursday and Friday this week, with the results expected to be published on the weekend.

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The league remains hopeful that clubs can return to group training - adhering to the guidelines - on Bank Holiday Monday.

Many EFL clubs have raised concerns about the financial implications of coronavirus testing and staging games behind closed doors.

Championship side Hull City have released a statement after a letter to the English Football League stating their desire to call the Championship season off was leaked.

Part of vice-chairman Ehab Allam's correspondence to EFL chairman Rick Parry appeared in the Daily Telegraph, much to the Tigers' dismay.

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A club statement read: "We are disappointed that a letter which was intended to remain private between the EFL and other Championship clubs has been leaked.

"It is our view that each club will, quite understandably, have their own view on the subject of how and when to return to play football and we fully respect that.

"The privacy of discussions between member clubs and the league is paramount to ensuring honest and open debate. As such, we will continue to engage in talks in the correct manner and will not enter into a public debate on the matters in hand.

"Our primary concern throughout this difficult time has been for the health and safety of our players and staff and that will continue to be the case."