THE League Two season is set to be cancelled - but Colchester United could be set for the play-offs after clubs agreed on how to end the 2019-20 campaign.

The U's, along with the rest of the clubs in the fourth tier, met for a conference meeting today with the EFL.

And after discussions and an indicative vote, they collectively decided to bring the 2019-20 campaign to an early conclusion.

Clubs were in favour of three teams being promoted automatically to League One, with the play-offs then taking place to decide on one more side to go up.

They also decided that no teams being relegated to the National League.

A points-per-game format was discussed, with any formal ending of the season requiring a similar agreement being reached by League One - whose talks broke up earlier today without a definitive outcome.

Any decision would then require the ratification of the EFL and the FA, with a vote to ratify the decisions early next week.

With Colchester currently in sixth spot, they look set to face fifth-placed Exeter City in the play-offs, with Cheltenham Town and Northampton Town meeting in the other play-off semi-final.

The points per game calculation would see fifth-placed Cheltenham move above Exeter City into fourth, setting up the Grecians' game against the U's in the play-offs.

The play-offs are expected to be played in a two-legged semi-final and then a final format but no dates have been announced as yet.

On the basis of the points per game format, Swindon Town would go above Crewe Alexandra to claim the title, with third-placed Plymouth Argyle taking the final automatic promotion spot.

Stevenage, who are bottom of the League Two table, would stay in the division with no relegation taking place.

Swindon manager Richie Wellens - whose side were second in League Two when the competition was suspended - tweeted: "Even more good news today. Great day."

League One clubs are expected to meet again on Monday after no definitive outcome was reached at their meeting on Friday morning.

Six third-tier clubs - Fleetwood, Ipswich, Oxford, Peterborough, Portsmouth, and Sunderland - said on Thursday that they were opposed to ending the season now on a points-per-game basis.

Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony tweeted on Thursday evening: "We as a collective are United in our goal to finish this season.

"We have no desire for voiding the season, PPG scenarios/letting a computer decide our footballing fate.

"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. Thank you for your time."

The teams involved are all in the top half of the League One standings, from Oxford in third to Ipswich in 10th. Teams in the division have between eight and 10 games left to play.

Rochdale chief executive David Bottomley said his club were firmly behind the EFL collective and would abide by the majority decision, but are in favour of ending the season now after the EFL said training could not resume until May 25 at the earliest.

He told the PA news agency on Thursday: "Our view now is that you have to end the season.

"The key date all along for the last five weeks has been May 18. If players could return to training then, there was a chance to conclude the season by the end of July, which is what the EFL wanted to do to avoid the issues of players out of contract.

"The word that has been bandied from the start by (EFL chairman) Rick Parry is integrity of the competition. I think integrity goes out the window on August 1 because all the players are gone."

Parry told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee last week that for many clubs, playing behind closed doors would actually cost them money, and that finishing the 2019-20 season was overwhelmingly a matter of sporting integrity.