Leeds United got a major boost to their promotion bid on Thursday when the EFL announced the latest round of Coronavirus test results.
Just three positive tests were recorded, two from Fulham and one from Blackburn.
They follow the two positive results from Hull City in the first round of testing.
Athletic journalist Phil Hay relayed the news to the Leeds faithful who saw the news for what it is – a sign that Championship football is on the way back.
Latest EFL coronavirus test results – 1030 tests across the Championship. Three positives tests from individuals at two clubs. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) May 28, 2020
The tests come after players have returned to training this week and ahead of a crucial vote to resume contact training on Monday.
Charlton director of football Steve Gallen says that his side is working towards the date of June 20 for a return to action – just over three weeks away.
These test results mean that everything is on track, with one Leeds fan saying, “This is brilliant news” and another saying, “Season is a goer surely”.
There are still a few more hurdles to overcome but there’s no reason why the Championship can’t follow in the footsteps of the Bundesliga and the Premier League, and there have been no significant hitches for either yet.
Here are some of the reactions from excited Leeds fans…
That is brilliant news.
— Rigoberto López Pérez (@llleeds69) May 28, 2020
Season is a goer surely
— Bradley Jordan (@bradjordan22) May 28, 2020
0.3% – let’s crack on.
— MJ (@elland_toad) May 28, 2020
0.29%. These figures are tiny.
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) May 28, 2020
Little bit sorry for Fulham.
We don’t want our promotion to be devalued in anyway.
— peter campbell (@peteandshelly) May 28, 2020
5 in 2070 let’s get it done
— A j turkish (@ajmelhuish) May 28, 2020
Again that’s good going that.
— paul kelly (@paulie_lufc) May 28, 2020
That’s positive news.
— Scott 💙💛 (@Carnage_SC) May 28, 2020
Right let’s get playing
— Jord (@jorddd_) May 28, 2020
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