Paul Robinson claimed using a points-per-game basis, which would relegate Aston Villa, is a very harsh way in which to determine Premier League standings. 

However, the former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, conceded that a decision needs to be made if the season cannot be completed behind-closed-doors as hoped.

League Two clubs voted unanimously to end their season and use a points-per-game basis to decipher league position.

If the same was applied to the Premier League, Villa would be relegated along with Norwich and one of West Ham or Bournemouth, depending on what method was used.

The Premier League is not yet considering such an approach with all 20 clubs committed to completing their remaining fixtures.

However, Robinson suggested there should be a contingency plan in place if the season cannot be completed due to safety concerns.

“No matter what you decide there is going to be somebody that is unhappy,” he told Football Insider.

“Someone is going to have to step up and make a decision for everyone to follow.

“If player safety cannot be guaranteed and players refuse to play then there needs to be a committee or a panel that gets a consensus of opinion.

“They have to be big enough and brave enough to make a decision. You are not going to keep everybody happy.

“The points per game one is a real bone of contention in the Championship. It would be very harsh and unfair and Lee Bowyer’s comments highlighted that perfectly.

“But at some point, a decision needs to be made.”

Charlton manager, Bowyer, told the BBC it would be “scandalous” to use a points-per-game method.

Charlton are currently in the bottom three, and would be relegated on a points-per-game basis despite having been outside the relegation zone for 36 of 37 games this season.

In other Aston Villa news, Danny Mills tells Football Insider some players “won’t read four lines” of 40-page safety document.