Athletic journalist Phil Hay delivered the good news for Leeds United fans on Wednesday.
In a report on the Athletic, Hay confirmed that there had been zero positive Coronavirus tests from Leeds players to date and also revealed that they were putting in better running times than pre-lockdown.
He also said the Elland Road pitch looks like ‘the Garden of Eden’ and that Leeds are “itching for the restart”.
No positive COVID tests, players nailing their running stats and a pitch that looks like the Garden of Eden.
Leeds United are itching for the restart – and nobody there wants the easy option of PPG: https://t.co/4bPhIug55C
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 3, 2020
News doesn’t get much better than that, with just 17 days to go until the Championship kicks off again and one Leeds fans was moved to say, “My god this gets me excited Phillip”.
There’s also a little bit of pain, looking at the Elland Road pitch and realising how long we’ve been deprived of football this season.
@Mirfield_Rover LOOK AT THAT PITCH!!!! 😧😧😧
— K I E R E N ! (@Kezzaa_B) June 3, 2020
However, this is the new normal now and we’re going to have to get used to watching the action from afar, possibly into next season as well.
In the meantime, Leeds look in absolutely perfect condition to secure promotion at a canter and on the pristine Elland Road pitch.
One Leeds fan put it perfectly when he said, “It just feels we’re much better prepared and ready for this than many other teams”. That seems to be the size of it at the moment.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans…
My god this gets me excited Phillip 💦
— Ben Kingsnorth (@benkingsnorth) June 3, 2020
Let’s get this done lads @LUFC
— Gary Keast 💛💙 (@garykeast70) June 3, 2020
— Qatar Whites 🇶🇦 (@Leedsfansinqat1) June 3, 2020
It just feels we’re much better prepared and ready for this than many other teams
— William Neil (@neilyboy1919) June 3, 2020
It’s happening. If the clubs can’t keep their players safe it’s tough
— Dom (@dommer14) June 3, 2020
Cannot wait for the restart
This is our time
Come on Leeds!!
— nigel stanley (@nigelLUFC) June 3, 2020
Love the fact the our lads are proper up for this, all I can say is good luck to the teams that have to face us👍
— Jacob Wadsworth (@JacobWadsworth6) June 3, 2020
These games are bigger than the Euro’s ! We need to smash these next 9 games and then get jack and Ben on permanent deals
— David Jaques (@NTVEric) June 3, 2020
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