By Mark Smith

14th May, 2020 | 7:30pm

Athletic journalist shares what Leeds will be 'campaigning strongly' for if C'Ship abandoned

The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has reported that Leeds United will campaign strongly for the Championship to be decided on a points-per-game method if it is abandoned.

It was confirmed in a meeting with the EFL on Wednesday that training can resume on the 25th of May, with the season expected to resume three weeks after.

Leeds are still wanting to finish their remaining nine games of the season, with the Whites currently sat top and holding a seven-point gap to Fulham in third.

Hay has claimed that Leeds will campaign for the PPG method to be used in the worst-case scenario – something which would see them promoted to the Premier League as champions.

“Because clearly Leeds are campaigning strongly to play on (and if not that, to settle by PPG),” he wrote in an Athletic Q&A.

It has been suggested that the problem will come if a return to training is pushed back even further by the EFL, as they could find it near-impossible to meet Rick Parry’s deadline to conclude the season.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, with the Times already reporting that some clubs wanted the season to be finished and the PPG method used.

One of the only managers in the Championship to publically oppose that method is Charlton’s, Lee Bowyer.

The former Leeds midfielder came out and claimed that it would have a catastrophic effect on his club, who could potentially go down as a result.

Either way, the season needs to end one way and Hay has previously pointed out that there aren’t many credible models that can prevent the Whites from going up.

In fact, the only way now is probably in the courts.

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