Albion are willing to be creative in a bid to complete the Premier League season.

But a suggestion to play all matches in London or Birmingham, behind closed doors and with players in quarantined bases, looks a fanciful non-starter.

The Argus understands there is considerable opposition to the scheme among the 20 top-tier clubs, details of which emerged via a report in The Independent late on Sunday.

Albion’s stance remains they are determined to finish the season by any practical means.

But there is distinct unease within the club about discussing a return to football while the situation around the nation regarding coronavirus worsens.

Clubs meet again on Friday to talk over the latest developments.

At some stage they are likely to rule out the one-base scheme, due to major concerns over hotel accommodation and pitches required and what would be an intense fixture schedule.

There would also be worry over taking the whole Prem show into what have been Covid-19 hotspots in this country.

Albion’s focus remains the wellbeing of their employees and fanbase.

Albion chief executive Paul Barber told The Argus: “As creative as we want to be, people are losing their lives. This is a serious, serious situation.

“We are totally driven towards completing the season but, at the moment, it is tough to talk about it.”

They are stepping up their video communication efforts. Employees joined from home during two large scale staff meetings yesterday.

The Zoom conferencing equipment will also be used for a series of fans forums via video link with supporters groups, starting from tomorrow.

Albion are keen to keep communication at high levels during the pandemic