COLCHESTER United will have to wait longer for their play-off place to be confirmed after the EFL gave clubs more time to consider their options.

League One and League Two clubs will not formally vote on how to end the season before June 8 after the EFL reiterated their desire to continue with the framework set out previously.

The EFL are proposing to call a meeting of clubs on June 8 'to consider and, if thought fit, approve the proposals to introduce the Regulation change'.

At the EFL Board meeting it was decided to go ahead with the proposal outlined last Thursday "in respect of changes to EFL Regulations in the event Season 2019/20 is curtailed in any EFL Division".

League Two teams earlier this month agreed to end the season, with three games promoted automatically and another going up via the play-offs.

That would see Colchester compete with Exeter City for the right to play either Northampton Town or Cheltenham Town in the play-off final, at Wembley.

However, clubs can still propose 'alternative' measures before June 2.

The EFL intend to resume the Championship season when it is safe to do so but clubs in League One remain undecided about the path forward.

A statement from the EFL read: "A decision on whether or not to curtail the season is a matter to be considered by clubs in any affected division, but only once a framework for resolving open issues in such circumstances has been agreed by all members across all divisions through a Regulation change.

"After a full and comprehensive review of the club submissions, alongside consideration of views stated at the club meetings of 13 and 15 May 2020, the Board unanimously agreed to continue with the original approach and is now proposing to call a meeting of clubs on Monday 8 June 2020 to consider and, if thought fit, approve the proposals to introduce the Regulation change.

"The EFL Articles allow Member Clubs the opportunity to propose amendments to Regulations and should any club wish to propose an alternative, it must do so by submitting such a proposal by no later than 2pm on Tuesday 2 June 2020. The EFL will issue any notice of meeting later that day.

"Any such club proposals will be considered at the same meeting as the Board's proposal."

Meanwhile Premier League chief executive Richard Masters insists they had to deal with their own situation first before it could think of any possible additional financial contribution to the EFL.

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden again talked on Thursday about how the return of the top flight could "support the whole football family".

But Masters said: "Until we have been able to get back playing, until we have a clear plan to start season 2020-21, we are dealing with our own situation.

"At the moment we have made good all our solidarity contributions to the pyramid for 2019-20 and indeed we have forwarded a big chunk of next year's revenue, and we are committed to completing that.

"What we have to get ourselves into is a position where we are sure of the Premier League's financial situation at a time when clubs are suffering significant revenue (losses), before we can return to that topic."