Allan Clarke has slammed the idea of football returning as absolutely ridiculous and has instead suggested that Leeds United should be automatically promoted.

The Whites legend admitted that it wouldn’t be safe for sport to return until there is a vaccine discovered for the Coronavirus.

There are still nine games to play in the Championship before the season ends, although as times progresses it looks unlikely that will be possible.

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Clarke claimed it is ridiculous and suggested that Leeds are joined by West Brom in the top-flight next season regardless.

“Until we get a vaccine for it I won’t feel safe and that goes for me and my wife and my children too even though they are younger,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“Yet here they are talking about finishing the season which is absolutely ridiculous.

“What they should do is stop the season now and if you are in a promotion place then you go up and Leeds and West Brom deserve to be in next year’s Premier League.”

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Times reporter Martyn Ziegler has reported that there are a growing number of Championship clubs who want the season to be cancelled.

It is suggested in the report that would automatically hand promotion to the Whites, with the collective idea being that the season is decided on a point-per-game method.

Things wouldn’t change should that model be used, with Phil Hay revealing that whichever credible way it is decided, Leeds would still be promoted.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay claims Leeds should be braced for crunch email from EFL

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