THE 2020/21 League One campaign will comprise of 27 fixtures rather than the usual 36 after clubs voted in favour of a contracted season.

The 10 teams also voted to kick off the new season on October 17 - the same date that the second tier season will get under way.

The move mirrors the decision taken by Championship sides, who also voted in favour of a 27-game season last month.

The fixture list is yet to be decided but matchdays are likely to follow the same format as those in the second tier.

Discussions with clubs in League Two, the fourth tier of the SPFL, are still ongoing.

Announcing the decision, chief executive Neil Doncaster expressed his delight that some clarity had been provided for League One clubs.

“Following a period of consultation with all League One clubs, they have today formally voted to approve the altered programme for the 2020/21 season," he said. "This is positive news and gives clubs a greater level of clarity and, crucially, a target date to aim for.

“Of course, the safety of players and staff at all of the clubs involved will remain paramount, with these dates still contingent on the continued reduction in the virus’s spread.

“Now that we know what next season will look like for League One, work will begin on compiling the competition’s fixture list.”