Premier League clubs have decided to push back their return to action indefinitely.

But they remain determined to complete the 2019-20 season.

Leading figures from the 20 clubs, including Tony Bloom and Paul Barber representing Albion, today met via video link to discuss the next step in the face of the coronavirus epidemic.

They had, notionally at least, been due to return to playing the end of this moth.

A Premier League statement read: "It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and that the 2019-20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

"The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.

"The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution.

"With this, there is a combined objective for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played, enabling us to maintain the integrity of each competition.

"However, any return to play will only be with the full support of Government and when medical guidance allows."