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Paul Robinson has said that he thinks “Leeds are in a really strong position” and can’t see a scenario that doesn’t lead to them getting promoted.
Leeds are on top of the Championship with just nine games left to play. West Brom are a point back with Fulham a further six points behind them.
Leeds would be crowned champions if the season was concluded now on either a straight or weighted points-per-game model.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “I think Leeds are in a really strong position to be completely honest with you.
“If the season starts up again, all well and good, then with their performances on the pitch they’ll get promoted.
“In every other scenario with the Championship finishing off the pitch, Leeds will get promoted.
“We don’t need to hear a lot from Leeds at the moment, they don’t need to be making a lot of noise, they’re in a very, very comfortable position in my opinion.
“Leeds always start the season off well, they’re the fittest team in the league, if it restarts I have no worries about them not getting promoted automatically.
“And if it ends on a points-per-game basis or if it’s scrapped as it is at the moment, Leeds will get promoted. It’s just a time thing now – Leeds just want the security of actually having promotion confirmed.”
This is a very upbeat assessment of the situation Leeds find themselves in, but we don’t think many fans are as certain at the moment.
There are threats of sub-plots from the Premier League, with clubs looking to block promotion, and the possibility of legal action one way or the other.
Some clarity from the governing bodies would be good.
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