By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

25th May, 2020 | 12:30pm

'Flying' – Exclusive: Pundit reacts as Leeds get major Premier League promotion boost from EFL

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Paul Robinson has said that Leeds are in a “strong, commanding position” and will come “out of the block flying” after the EFL announced the results from the first round of Coronavirus testing on Sunday. 

Just two people tested positive from a total of over 1,000 tests and that means the return to action and Leeds United’s promotion to the Premier League is one big step closer.

Robinson went on to say that he doesn’t think there’s anything to worry about for Leeds, or its players or fans.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “There are always going to be a few positive tests. The disease is rife, as we know, so there will always be a few people who test positive.

“If those few who have tested positive are quarantined, and then players are tested regularly, then there’s a real chance that it gets underway again.

“Player safety is paramount, though, and there are some players who don’t want to go back to training and that’s their prerogative and rightly so.

“Leeds are in a strong commanding position now. If the season restarts Leeds will come out of the block flying.

“There are no worries for Leeds, their players or fans at the moment. The only issue would be if the season was abandoned and that’s not even an option that’s getting looked at.”

The testing results provided a very positive backdrop for Leeds players over the weekend.

And if they had any doubts about a return to training today, then hopefully that put their minds at rest.

Sky Sports posted a video on Monday morning showing the Leeds players returning to Thorp Arch in staggered groups and that will be a hugely welcome sight for Leeds fans.

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