By Craig Scott

15th May, 2020 | 10:40am

'100%' - Phil Hay certain of one EFL decision as he shares Leeds stance on PPG model

Even though the points-per-game model would see Leeds United win promotion, the Whites remain vocal about completing their remaining fixtures, according to Phil Hay.

The Athletic journalist is certain that the EFL will call a halt to the League One and League Two seasons due to the financial implications of playing fixtures behind closed doors on certain clubs.

However, it is different in the Championship, and Leeds are intent to win promotion back to the Premier League by completing their final nine matches, despite the points-per-game model being discussed more seriously as of late.

If the Championship season was declared finished and PPG was applied, Leeds would be crowned champions and them and West Brom would be promoted into the Premier League.

But it seems that the Whites want to do their talking on the pitch and win promotion by winning matches, not by a board meeting.

“For the past four or five weeks, I’ve been 100 per cent certain that League One and League Two won’t conclude. I think there are too many hurdles and too many impossibilities with it when it comes to finances and the way which clubs are supposed to operate without matchday income,” Hay said on the Phil Hay Show podcast.

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The former Yorkshire Evening Post reporter added: “Leeds are one of the more vocal clubs who are more interested in seeing the season out than others despite the fact that if this moved to the points-per-game model, they would absolutely be promoted under almost any metric you came up with. There doesn’t seem to be any plausible scheme in which Leeds and West Brom wouldn’t finish in the top-two.”

We can understand why Leeds are being vocal about wanting to finish the season because once this season goes down in the history books, we don’t want to see an asterisk by the club’s name.

It has been such a long time since the Whites last grace the top-flight of English football and to win promotion via the PPG model would be anti-climactic to say the least.

But, we all want to be back in the Premier League and if we are unable to complete the currently-suspended season then so be it, Leeds and West Brom deserve to be handed promotion.

In other Leeds United news, Angus Kinnear has responded to fans who do not want to refund their tickets.