FOOTBALL League clubs will this week start talking about a return to action, according to Southend United chairman Ron Martin.

League One and Two clubs, including the Shrimpers, have not played a League game since the campaign was curtailed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And Martin feels next term could kick off in September.

“This week the EFL board will meet with clubs to discuss a restart date and whether that might include some crowds,” said Martin.

“A third or half full stadiums has been suggested and the club will update our supporters when we know more.

“However if I were to hazard a guess I would think many clubs would favour mid-September with half crowds.”