Nahki Wells and his Bristol City teammates could well be in action soon as the Championship plan to return to action on June 20th, potentially before the Premier League.
The second tier are planning to continue the current campaign next month, hoping to rush through the remaining games to finish before contracts expire on July 31st, according to the Express.
Premier League clubs returned to training on Tuesday and with managers wanting a whole month of preparation before returning to games, the Championship could get beat the top tier by returning first.
Meetings are ongoing, but June 20th is the suggested date with each team having nine games still to play.
Clubs are hoping to rattle through games to finish the regular season on July 18th, leaving 13 days to complete the playoffs.
Unlike the Premier League, Championship teams are yet to return to training, but they will soon follow suit, with some clubs having now opened their training grounds for players to exercise on their own.
According to the report, Championship clubs will undergo tests before the end of this week ahead of a return to training on Monday.
It is news that will hand Bristol City a boost over their hopes of playing again this season, with Wells and his teammates sat just one place outside of the play-off places.
Clubs are set to be handed a 47-page dossier made up of social distancing protocols.
As things stand, Leeds United are top, one point ahead of second place West Brom.
Fulham, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston make up the playoffs, while Charlton, Luton and Barnsley are in the bottom three.