Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer has said it would be "wrong on every level" if a points-per-game (PPG) system was used to decide the fate of Championship clubs.

The coronavirus pandemic saw all EFL matches suspended back on March 13, and with no return date in mind there are major doubts whether England's second tier will be able to finish.

In a cruel turn of fate, Charlton moved into the relegation zone for the first time all season the game before the season was postponed, meaning a PPG system would see them relegated.

Points-per-game is one of several possibilities being considered, along with declaring the season null and void or using the current table if the season is cancelled.

Addicks manager Lee Bowyer said he is hopeful his side can get back out on to the pitch and finish the 2019/20 season, but branded the use of points-per-game as "scandalous."

Bowyer, whose side are 22nd in the Championship, said a PPG method "wouldn't be fair" given that if the season had been cancelled the week before, Charlton would've been safe.

“We’ve played 37 games this season and for the 36 of them, we haven’t been in the bottom three.

We were just about to go and play Hull, and no disrespect to them, they were in a difficult situation like we were with injuries and they were on that slide that we found ourselves on.

“We would have fancied ourselves to go there a day later.

“So for six days we’re in the bottom three and all of a sudden you get relegated from it? That would be absolutely scandalous."

Bowyer said he was hoping, like everyone else, that the players could get back to playing "for the integrity of the game."

“I want to get back playing. I think that would be the fairest way to do it, but if we don’t for whatever reasons, obviously everyone has to be safe – staff, players etcetera.

“But the most important thing is that when you do make a decision, it has to be a fair decision. By relegating us for being in there for six days, for me, that isn’t fair. It would ruin our club.

“Everything we’ve built and we’ve turned the club around in the short space of time that we’ve been there. And then just to relegate us because we’ve been in there for six days, that would ruin our football club.”

The Addicks have been hit by one of the country's worst injury lists in recent months, but with key players returning to full fitness ahead of the relegation run-in, Bowyer said he had been quite happy, thinking 'yeah, we've got a good chance here.'

“The players have been doing well,” Bowyer continued.

“They’ve been keeping themselves ticking over. They’ll be ready to come in when or if we are allowed to.

"The medical staff will need PPE stuff for their health and safety. We’ll do a regime where they come in as individuals. We are ready for it but there is a lot of boxes have to be ticked before we can do that."