SOUTHEND United chairman Ron Martin feels it would make ‘perfect sense’ to cancel the remainder of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The EFL has suspended all Leagues until the start of April due to the spread of the virus.

But Martin does not see the campaign resuming anytime soon.

And, despite admitting it would be unfair on clubs for the season to become null and void, Martin insists it might be the only solution.

Martin told Talk Sport: “If the season was extended for a couple of months it has a knock-on effect for next season and then when does it stop?

“That’s the reason why it makes good sense to draw a line under it now and say it’s the end before starting the new season afresh in August.”

However, Martin – whose club are certain to be relegated from League One if the season is finished – admitted there will not be a way to please all of the teams.

“It’s an impossible choice and you will not find a solution to suit everyone,” said Martin.

“I know it would suit us for it to be null and void but it would be upsetting for the teams who could be promoted.”

But Martin does not feel the season should be allowed to finish with how things stand at this stage.

“I think there are too many games to go to draw a line under the season and say the table stays as it is now because there would be many dissatisfied and hugely upset clubs,” said Martin.

“Equally, the clubs near the bottom who feels they can survive should be given the opportunity to continue. Things can still change dramatically.”

And Martin feels clubs could accept the season being cancelled.

“If it’s null and void then people could look at it and see it’s an unprecedented position so unprecedented steps were taken and the season was cancelled,” said Martin.

“I think people could understand that rationale.”