By Craig Scott

17th May, 2020 | 2:00pm

Clubs awaiting official word from EFL on return date after recent development - reliable journo

Leeds United were told this week that they will have to wait until May 25 before they are able to hold group training sessions at Thorp Arch.

However, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon, Championship clubs are still awaiting official word from the EFL over that date.

The Daily Mail reported this week that the EFL hosted a heated meeting with Championship clubs on Wednesday after accusations were made about group training sessions being privately held in order to gain an advantage once the season restarts.

Leeds, and the other 23 second-tier clubs, denied doing that as the EFL made it clear that training would not be allowed to take place until May 25.

However, even though that update was reported a few days ago, newspaper journalist Nixon claims via his personal Twitter account that the EFL are yet to make that May 25 return date official.

Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa will no doubt be waiting patiently for the EFL to tell them when they can hold group training sessions again.

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Bielsa is a manager who places a lot of importance on preparation in the build-up to matches so having as much time as possible with his players at Thorp Arch is going to be massive for Leeds’ promotion hopes.

But, training cannot be held until it is safe to do so and it seems likely that even that May 25 date could be too soon.

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