SWINDON Town is still no closer to finding out when the club’s season might resume after an EFL statement was released on Monday asking for ‘cool heads and calm reflection’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Town’s season was postponed on March 13 – as was the rest of professional football in England – and has initially been pencilled in to recommence on April 3.

National League South side Chippenham Town did fulfil their weekend fixture though as several games in the upper echelons of non-league football were played if no coronavirus cases were discovered on either team.

The EFL, which is set to meet on Wednesday to further discuss how football should best deal with the threat of cancelling seasons and leaving tens of clubs without vital financial assistance, asked for people everywhere to restrict the amount of guesswork that is going on.

Chaired by Rick Parry, the football league’s governing body admitted that the current time is challenging for everyone, but said speculation will not help.

Parry said: “These are indeed challenging times for the league, its clubs and the game as a whole.

“However, now is the time for cool heads and calm reflection, rather than speculation as we look to steer our competitions and clubs through this period of uncertainty.”

A statement from the EFL read: “The health and well-being of EFL staff, players, club employees and supporters is of paramount importance and will be key to the decisions made by football during what is clearly an unprecedented situation facing our game.

“It is with that in the forefront of the league’s mind that it notes the intense speculation that has appeared across the local, national and international media over the weekend.

“Whilst the league and its board understand there is a strong desire from both the media and general public to understand what may happen next, there have, at this current time, been no decisions taken.

“The league also feels it inappropriate to respond to the many hypothetical solutions being suggested whilst the many unknowns remain.

“Given the fast paced environment and parameters we are currently working within, it is simply not practical to give a running commentary on what may happen.

“In the immediate short term we will continue with our contingency planning to deal with the implications the outbreak of coronavirus has presented the EFL and its clubs, in addition to liaising with the government, health authorities and football partners.

“A further update will be given once the EFL board has met this week.

“In the meantime, we wish everyone well, and urge people to follow the guidance from the government provided by Public Health England if presented with any symptoms.”