Tranmere Rovers are on the brink of default relegation back to League Two after the English Football League's member clubs voted down Mark Palios' alternative proposal for season curtailment.

After all 71 clubs voted, a majority of clubs agreed to adopt the EFL Board’s original proposal into EFL Regulations.

As a result, the following applies in the event a division curtails its 2019/20 season or it is ended by any other means:

  • Final divisional placings will be determined on unweighted points per game (if required).
  • Promotion and relegation should be retained.
  • Play-Offs will be played in all circumstances but will not be extended (beyond four teams).

Later today, League One and Two clubs will now vote on whether to curtail their season now or play on until its conclusion.

Championship clubs have already agreed to restart their season on June 20, but the situation is very different in the lower divisions, with League Two already having shown intent to curtial now.

With Tranmere's 'margin for error PPG' proposal now off the table, the club will be expected to vote in favour of continuing the season to its conclusion, but with a large number of League One clubs already indicating their desire to end the season now for financial reasons, Rovers hopes of avoiding relegation are now hanging by a thread.

More to follow as this story develops.