CITY are hoping League Two’s long-running saga will finally get settled in the next 10 days.

They feel that clubs in the lower tier are “drifting” while the waiting game goes on to formally accept the season is over.

The EFL have called another meeting for next Monday when it is anticipated that the teams in the division will finally get the chance to cast an official vote on ending the campaign prematurely.

It has already been made clear that is the unanimous wish among the cash-strapped clubs after they met among themselves a fortnight ago.

The drawn-out process to make an announcement has caused an infuriating delay. But the Bantams, going on the EFL’s timings with regards to the Championship restart, sense the verdict could be made by Friday, June 12 after the governing body’s regular Wednesday meeting.

“If everybody in League Two has voted to curtail the season, I can see absolutely no reason why the can should be kicked any further down the road at that point,” said City director of communications Ryan Sparks.

“I believe the broadcasters are quite relaxed about the bottom two tiers, outside of the play-offs.

“It’s quite strange that it’s two full weeks since we sat there and said, ‘enough is enough’ – which some clubs had been saying for a couple of weeks prior to that.

“We were slightly different. We were quite mindful that we could carry on but you look at the calendar and see it’s become increasingly difficult how that would work.

“It is hard to understand why we are waiting until June 8 to put a tick in a box, which has probably got it pencilled in already.

“I don’t think there is any space for politics in League Two right now. It is a matter of survival and we’re not really sure why the delay is there.”

All EFL clubs have been given until this afternoon to submit alternative methods of finishing the season.

While some in League One, such as relegation-threatened Tranmere, have been keen to do that, League Two’s view remains to call a halt immediately and go straight into the play-offs.

The EFL are keen to ensure promotion and relegation is still in place – and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Macclesfield is likely to be another factor in the hold-up.

Macclesfield were yesterday hit with another charge for late payment of wages due at the end of March. They have already been docked 11 points to leave them just three above bottom side Stevenage.

City’s frustration is not being able to work towards a possible start date for next season when this one still has not been decided.

Sparks added: “We could do with knowing as soon as possible, although obviously we understand that the virus is quite difficult to predict.

“We could also do with knowing whether we will be allowed to welcome fans back to the ground.

“It is impossible to pitch anything to our supporters, be it a season ticket, any kind of membership or even an iFollow-style idea if we don’t know the parameters that we’re working with.

“I know I keep saying it but we are drifting at the moment – not as a club, we’re trying to do the right things off the field, but for all of us outside of the top two tiers.”