LEIGH half back Ben Reynolds admits “uncertainty is the worst thing” after RFL bosses again delayed a decision on the future of the 2020 Betfred Championship season.

It could be July 23 before Reynolds, his Centurions teammates and the in-limbo competition discovers its fate.

Head coach John Duffy previously told Journal Sport of his concerns for players’ mental welfare over delays in deciding if the sport’s second tier will re-start and kick-off with a chance of promotion to Super League.

After an RFL Board meeting on Monday, it was decided to further review the situation at meetings on July 13 and 20, with a decision to be made at the latest three days later.

“We just want an answer instead of being kept waiting all the time,” said Reynolds, Centurions’ top points scorer in 2018.

“If it is going to be a ‘no’ why are they delaying the inevitable?

“With all the uncertainty we don’t know if there will be promotion. Or even if we are going to play a game.

“We want to know so we can focus and put our energy into what we are going to do next year.

“We would rather know, yes or no,” added Reynolds who, 12 months ago, was a Super League player at Wakefield Trinity.

“This year we have built a good team to get what we wanted and that was to get into Super League.

“I am 26, I am not going to have much longer in my career to get back into Super League. I want to do it now, get there and stay there.

“This year, I wanted to do it with Leigh but with the uncertainty you don’t know what is going to happen.”

Reynolds has done his best to stay fit, active and busy during lockdown.

Dad of two youngsters, he has also kept up to speed with goalkicking drills at a local club field.

“I train everyday which helps me keep sane but I have struggled at times without a proper routine,” he said.

“I try and mix up thins to have different challenges to give me something to focus on. This month, for example I have set myself a target of running 100k.”

Following a recent survey of the 25 Betfred Championship and League 1 clubs, the RFL Board noted for a majority of clubs in each competition, playing matches behind closed doors is impractical, given the costs and other logistical issues.

However, the Board also noted a small majority at both Championship and League 1 level preferred to hold open the possibility of resuming the season.

A majority also expressed support for the possibility of a meaningful competition later in the autumn and winter.

Simon Johnson, the RFL chairman, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has presented all sports with immense challenges.

“We recognise further important decisions are necessary in terms of the tiers below Super League, and promotion and relegation – and that there is urgency in making these decisions.

“That is why we have set some firm deadlines to ensure clarity well before the resumption of the Betfred Super League season on August 2.”