By Mark Smith

21st Mar, 2020 | 7:00pm

Rival Championship chief heaps praise on 'fantastic' Leeds response to Coronavirus pandemic

Millwall chief executive Steve Kavanagh has heaped praise on Leeds United and their response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Angus Kinnear came out and admitted that the Whites believe the best possible outcome is to finish the season whenever it is possible.

The EFL and FA have confirmed a further break until the end of April, with an adjustment in the rules so that the season can go on past the end of June.

Kavanagh praised Kinnear and the Whites, claiming it was a fantastic message for them to send to the rest of the Championship in a time of panic.

“You saw Luton Town and Leeds United come out to say how important it was to finish the season, which I thought was a fantastic message from the two teams who could have self-interest,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“They have sent out a strong message that this is not about self-interest, let’s not speculate, let’s get to a position where we can make clear, good decisions that can allow us to move forward.”

There is a clear message from all Championship clubs now that they want to complete the final nine games of the season whenever possible.

There have been many different suggestions floating around to conclude this season, with a 22-team Premier League one of those – something Jamie Carragher claimed would create a mess.

Leeds had a 98% chance of promotion before the break according to prediction expert Nate Silver – something that could have risen further with three points against the likes of Cardiff and Fulham [FiveThirtyEight].

There are serious concerns over the possibility of football being concluded before June according to the Telegraph, although the general belief amongst clubs is that it should be finished no matter how or when.

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