Leeds United might have a restart date but there are still twists and turns to come ahead of the season resuming and indeed finishing.
BBC journalist Ian Dennis relayed the latest statement from the EFL on Tuesday night ahead of a potentially crucial vote on how to end the season if games can’t be completed.
The EFL has put forward its own recommendations, which is an unweighted points-per-game model.
However, the deadline for club submissions was on Tuesday afternoon and following this the EFL said: “The EFL Board has received a number of submissions from Clubs in respect of proposed amendments to EFL Regulations.
“As a result of a number of competing proposals, these will now be discussed at tomorrow’s EFL Board meeting.”
EFL LATEST…Deadline was 2pm today for submissions “The EFL Board has received a number of submissions from Clubs in respect of proposed amendments to EFL Regulations.
“As a result of a number of competing proposals, these will now be discussed at tomorrow’s EFL Board meeting”
— Ian Dennis (@Iandennisbbc) June 2, 2020
The Championship has a restart date of June 20 and if it finishes, along with the Premier League, three teams will go up and come down.
Hopefully, one of the teams going up will be Leeds.
However, there has been a fairly sizable issue reported at promotion-seeking Preston.
The Mail reported that their Championship restart plans had been “thrown into disarray” on Tuesday after a Preston player tested positive following a contact training session.
It means that a number of squad players may have to self-isolate with just over two weeks before the kick-off date.
The EFL is set to look at the alternative proposals from clubs today and we’re sure that among them will be plans to take relegation off the table in the event of curtailment.
It’s crucial for Leeds that relegation is kept on the table, ideally in all leagues, but definitely in the Championship.
The actual vote is set for early next week but it’s still not been confirmed what Leeds will actually be voting for.
We should now get that information later on today.
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