Leeds United and the rest of their Championship rivals have denied breaking protocol set out by the EFL at their meeting on Wednesday, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper claims that as Championship bosses sat down to discuss the state of the season on Wednesday, things got heated as accusations were made against clubs for holding group training sessions before getting the EFL’s approval.

It is understood that no one owned up to holding private group training sessions before they were allowed and the EFL have reminded clubs that they are not allowed to re-establish group training until May 25 at the earliest.

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Reports surfaced last month claimed that social distancing rules were being flouted by Leeds.

However, the Whites are adamant that they have not done anything wrong as clubs were accused of trying to get a competitive advantage over their rivals by having their players return to training earlier than permitted.

It is not as if Leeds have anything to gain by holding group training sessions now, rather than in 10 days’ time.

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Marcelo Bielsa’s side are top of the Championship and seven points clear of third with nine matches to play.

It is those clubs who are fighting for their lives or who will do anything to challenge for automatic promotion that are more likely to break protocol than the league leaders but if clubs are denying it and there’s no proof, there’s unlikely to be much the EFL can do about it.

Maybe they should let Bielsa send out his spies to find out who is guilty…

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