Is it possible to disable the automatic switching to the adjusted/main(unlocked) branch?

Context: For our measurement campaign, have a policy to only use unlocked files anyway and git-annex always initially switching to that adjusted branch is a bit annoying as we have to manually switch back to the default branch - of which the name is not always the same. Because when you git annex assist in an empty repo, it first pushes the synced/main branch, which makes it the default on the (Gitea) remote, so subsequent git clones use that as default branch. I'd like to avoid the adjusted branch if possible as I have hit some performance / merge conflict situations with it in the past.