Leeds United are still anxiously awaiting some kind off indication on whether or not they will be promoted this season.
With nine Championship games left to play, the Whites are set for a voting “D-Day” this coming week as clubs from the second tier take part in an EFL ballot to decide on a resolution to the 2019/20 campaign.
Playing those remaining matches could prove to be an important factor in Leeds’ promotion push, with a number of clubs said to be keen on the idea of the season being finished early, and are even planning to oppose our potential return to the top flight if the second tier is decided by a points per game average.
With that in mind, Danny Murphy’s comments on the German Bundesliga resuming its future schedule on Saturday should come as a source of some comfort to nervous Whites fans.
Writing in a column for the Daily Mail, he said: “I don’t see any reason not to step up training now in anticipation that it could be us fairly soon.
“They say football is the most important of the unimportant things in life. People will be looking for an outlet having been in lockdown for quite a time now.
“We don’t want any repercussions from live matches but, provided the proper testing is there, a restart is do-able.
“The players [in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Schalke] provided a meaningful, competitive match. That will be true for this country and will give everyone a lift. I enjoyed the game and it represented an important step forward.”
Murphy’s assessment comes after The Sun journalist Alan Nixon suggested on Twitter that there is “no struggle” to getting things moving again in the Championship.
If that is the case, and if we follow Murphy’s logic and take Germany’s example as a blueprint for how we can get teams back on the pitch in the near future, there is no reason why we can’t hope for a positive outcome in the next few days.
That would allow us to finish our promotion push properly, and to put these nonsensical arguments about blocking our top flight return to bed.
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