Cancel or resume? Chesterfield set to find out what will happen with National League season

Chesterfield are set to find out what is going to happen with the remainder of the National League season.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 6:12 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd March 2020, 6:21 pm

National League fixtures have been suspended until at least April 3 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

But the Premier League and EFL have halted all matches until April 30 and the National League is expected to follow suit.

The Football Association held a conference call on Monday to review the current situation.

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National League clubs and the FA will hold talks on Tuesday to decide how to proceed with the campaign.

Spireites boss John Pemberton has said he would like the season to resume when it is safe to do so.

The Blues are currently 19th and two points clear of the relegation zone.

National League regulations state fixtures are due to be finished by April 25 but that appears very unlikely and is likely to be extended.

What will happen to the rest of the National League season? Clubs and the Football Association will hold talks on Tuesday.

The FA is considering a number of different options with regards to how complete the season.

The most likely option is the season resuming in the summer months when it is safe for fans to attend so clubs can benefit from matchday revenue.

Another option, but unpopular, would be to play the rest of the season behind closed doors.

Other suggestions include to finish it now based on points-per-game with the most unlikely scenario being to null-and-void the season which would mean no promotions and relegations.