The Daily Mail has delivered a snippet of news that will be of major interest to Leeds United fans.
Clubs are set to vote on EFL recommendations to end the season on points-per-game if fixtures can’t be completed this week.
Hull City are looking to get the Championship season ended and confirmed they were the club that had provided the two positive tests over the weekend.
However, the Mail claims that their stance has caused “major anger” among other teams in the Championship.
They have cited a source as saying, “The desire to restart is so strong that a vote on whether to go ahead may not even be necessary because there is no evidence a ballot would be close.”
This is great news for Leeds and a major blow for Hull, who are one place off the bottom three and desperate to get the season ended now.
Leeds and the other 23 clubs in the Championship are set to vote on EFL recommendations by Tuesday, with the results set to be ratified by June 1.
However, it’s important to point out that this initial vote is just to create a rule for what would happen if the season was ended early.
We imagine the recommendations are likely to go through and announced with another statement that the Championship is set to return on the pitch.
However, the news from the Mail states that it is now unlikely that an actual vote on ending the season early will even take place because of the strong support for playing on.
What that means is that Hull will need to train like their Championship lives depend on it this week.
They can’t afford to slack off in the hope that the season is ended early and hopefully that news will be confirmed some time next week after the first round of voting is counted.
Angus Kinnear said it right when he said that it would be a “national embarrassment” if the Championship didn’t get to play on.
He will have been delighted to see the government pushing ahead with plans to “accelerate” the return of the league with guidelines on full-contact training.
It’s been a long road back for football and we’re not there yet. However, all the pieces are in place and the outlook looks very positive for Leeds.
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