By Craig Scott

29th Mar, 2020 | 8:00am

EFL agree plan for football to return after conference call with government yesterday - report

Leeds United might be able to get their promotion bid back underway in July if a report by Football.London is to be believed.

According to the news outlet, the EFL have agreed a plan that would see all remaining fixtures played over a period of four to six weeks behind closed doors.

It is understood that the EFL had a conference call with the FA, Premier League and the government yesterday (Saturday) and unless the coronavirus situation in the United Kingdom worsens, football may reconvene in July with no fans in attendance.

Of course, Leeds United supporters will want to be at Elland Road to watch Marcelo Bielsa’s team continue their bid to win promotion to the Premier League after a 16-year absence from the top-flight.

However if we have to watch the remaining nine games of the Championship season on television, with no fans at the game, then so be it because it’s a far better option than having the entire 2019/20 campaign null and voided.

Football.London adds that once the final matches of this season over that period of time in July then it would mean rolling straight into next season, which starts in early August but there could be some changes made to help players and clubs cope with the increased workload over this period.

July seems a long way away at the moment but the coronavirus outbreak is not something that will disappear into thin air.

It could take a long time before fans are able to go to football matches again.

In other Leeds United news, Curtis Davies has made a worrying claim about the state of this season.