COLCHESTER United head coach John McGreal has stressed they will not ‘second guess’ what the possible outcome of the League Two season might be.

The EFL campaign is currently on hold until April 30 at the earliest in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic but that suspension is highly likely to be extended.

The non-league season below the National League has already been axed and further talks are set to take place with the Premier League and EFL, this week.

There is plenty of uncertainty about what might happen and the EFL have said that they face some ‘difficult decisions’.

But U’s boss McGreal says it would not be wise to speculate on possible outcomes, in the current climate.

McGreal said: “There have been some people second guessing what’s going to happen with the end of the season but that’s not something we’ll be doing.

“We’ve been guided by our superiors at the EFL.

“It’s all about the health of everyone – players, family, friends, supporters.

“That’s the most important thing and sport is nowhere near as important as people’s health.

“Football comes second, in this situation – there’s no question about it.

“We have to look after the people around us with this virus.

“You only have to look to see what’s happening in Europe and around us, try and take in information from the government and the WHO and know how to fight off the virus as best as possible.

“You see the numbers rising and you have to be vigilant.”

Colchester’s players are currently adhering to their own individual fitness programmes as they await news on whether or not the 2019-20 season will restart.

The club’s JobServe Community Stadium home, along with their Florence Park training ground in Tiptree, is currently closed in line with government guidelines surrounding Covid-19.

Meanwhile, more than 100 clubs have now signed a letter to the Football Association to express "profound concern and displeasure" with the decision to expunge all results for the 2019-20 season at non-league and grassroots level.

The FA has faced criticism for voiding the season for non-league divisions below the National League and National League North and South, and for women's football below the Women's Super League and Championship, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The governing body has said the decision was made by the leagues and supported by the FA Board and FA Women's Board, though it is yet to be ratified by the FA Council.