THE Professional Footballers' Association has warned the EFL not to "rush through" salary caps for clubs in Sky Bet League One and League Two.

The EFL board will vote on the proposition on Friday, having postponed the original ballot last month.

With clubs further down the footballing ladder struggling financially following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the cap would be seen as a way of managing cash flow for teams in the third and fourth tiers.

But the PFA feels the pitch - which would see League One clubs' salary capped at £2.5million a year and a £1.5m annual cap for League Two sides - has not been worked on thoroughly enough ahead of the vote.

"Ahead of the EFL vote, the PFA has sent a report to all club Chief Executives and the EFL regarding the proposed salary caps for League One and Two," a PFA statement read.

"The report has raised concerns that the proposed cap is being rushed through, without proper consideration or consultation.

"Like everyone involved in football, we want to see sustainable clubs at all levels. We absolutely understand and appreciate the huge economic pressure that clubs have come under due to the COVID-19 crisis.

"However, we have significant reservations about the measures being proposed and the speed at which these are being implemented."

The statement went on to suggest a salary cap would represent a "seismic change" in English football and accused the EFL of not following the correct channels in order to push such legislation through.

"The introduction of a salary cap in English football represents a seismic change," the statement continued.

"It is a change that will have far-reaching and significant impacts right across the professional game. We must take the time to ensure that these are properly considered and understood.

"We have been surprised and disappointed at the level of consultation and engagement around these proposals so far.

"The EFL has a legal obligation to consult with the PFA and the Professional Football Negotiating and Consultative Committee (PFNCC) over any potential changes to a player's conditions.

"This consultation has not happened and, as such, we are gravely concerned that any cap brought in will be unlawful and unenforceable, which will ultimately be detrimental to everyone involved."