CITY are pushing for the EFL to officially call a halt to League Two’s season to speed up the rebuilding process.

It is nearly a fortnight since fourth-tier clubs unanimously agreed to pull the plug on the remainder of the campaign because of the cost of trying to carry on behind closed doors.

But the final decision will need to go to a vote before the EFL can make the ruling.

At this stage, there is still no sign of that taking place this week – and the delay is a growing frustration for clubs looking to pick up the pieces.

A significant number of the City squad are out of contract at the end of next month, including first-teamers such as Richard O’Donnell, Kelvin Mellor, Jake Reeves and Hope Akpan.

But the Bantams have been reluctant to draw up a retained list until they know how the immediate future is likely to pan out. It is now expected imminently.

They have already released Dylan Mottley-Henry at the end of his short-term contract – although Stuart McCall has strongly hinted that he would like him back.

Loan trio Callum Cooke, Dylan Connolly and Jamie Devitt left when their season-long deals were up.

Goalkeeper Luke McGee’s loan ends on Sunday and Rangers winger Glenn Middleton’s a couple of weeks later.

Some of those coming out of contract are believed to have spoken to McCall but City have been waiting on the EFL to provide a firm plan of action.

“We have to start making progress now,” said City director of communications Ryan Sparks.

“It’s coming round to June and normally we would be a matter of weeks from beginning pre-season at this point.

“We really do need to start switching focus on to next season or there is going to be long-lasting damage (in the game).

“There is obviously an unwritten rule that we can let our players know before June 23 (the week before the contracts expire) about their futures.

“But, to be right with the lads, we want to let them know as soon as we can.

“We may have to do that with less clarity on next season because we might not get it in time.

“But we’re doing all we can to let the lads know where they stand as soon as possible. It’s really important that we do that.”

City’s League Two rivals Scunthorpe announced almost a month ago that all those out of contract in the squad, including former Bantam Rory McArdle, would not be kept on.

That was before the clubs had even made it clear that they wanted to stop for good.

Sparks added: “Scunthorpe were adamant from the start that they wouldn’t extend any contracts should they need to restart the season.

“(Chairman) Peter Swann was quite clear in his message and he’s entitled to it. But we never made that comment.

“Even now, we have to be sure that the season is not going to restart. The longer it goes on without a vote, the more irrelevant the indicative vote becomes.

“We’ve spoken to a lot of supporters who have been asking about our plans for next season. But to have some plans, you need foundations to lay them on.

“At the minute, we haven’t got them. We’re still planning with one eye closed.”