By David Woods

24th May, 2020 | 9:00am

'They have to' – Kevin Campbell delivers verdict on Leeds and West Brom promotion bids

Sky Sports pundit Kevin Campbell has said that “they have to finish the Championship” as the debate rolls on as to whether football should resume in England and if Leeds United will get the chance to win promotion on the pitch. 

Talking on The Football centre (Sky Sports, Saturday, 11.30am), the former Arsenal striker said, “They have to finish it. The Championship is such a difficult league and there’s a lot relying on this league finishing.

“At both ends of the league… you’ve got Leeds and West Brom looking to get into the promised land, and four more via the play-offs.

“Then you’ve got a load of teams at the bottom fighting to stay in the Championship. I don’t think you can take it lightly. They have to finish for the integrity of the league. The Championship season has to be finished.”

Thankfully, everything is on course for the Championship to continue.

Official testing was conducted on Thursday and Friday, with the results set to drop from the EFL on Sunday.

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Training starts on Monday with another round of testing set to take place before a possible move to contact training.

That would start the countdown on the fixtures resuming with sometime in June the current timeline for Leeds to get back on the pitch.

However, the possibility of clubs voting to end the season early can’t be discounted.

It would only take 13 Championship clubs to call for it to end early for Leeds to be announced as champions. However, that could open up a legal can of worms surrounding promotion that Leeds would far rather avoid.

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