By Mark Smith

23rd Mar, 2020 | 4:30pm

PFA deputy chief reveals players warming up to one idea during Coronavirus break

Although the EFL confirmed that there would be no football played until the 30th of April, there are some doubts whether that will even be possible for Leeds United and the rest.

Other European leagues are suspended past April, and should the Coronavirus pandemic get worst the same could happen in England.

Leeds chief Angus Kinnear has admitted that the best outcome would be for Championship clubs to complete the season whenever necessary, even if it goes into the summer.

The suggestion of playing games behind-closed-doors was snubbed by many fans, players and staff at first, but PFA deputy chief Bobby Barnes has potentially put an end to that claim.

Barnes revealed to the Athletic that players from Premier League and EFL clubs are starting to warm up to finishing the campaign with no fans in attendance for the final games of the season.

“I think it’s more a case of there being no alternative,” he said.

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“Players are realistic. In an ideal world, we would be playing in front of crowds. But we’re not in an ideal world and certainly, the players I’ve spoken to accept that if that is what it’s going to be, that’s what it will have to be.”

It would be a strange thought to imagine an empty Elland Road for a Championship game, although that is the outcome that is most likely at this moment in time.

With only nine games left to play in the Championship, the Whites are on the verge of returning to the Premier League for the first time in almost two decades.

According to prediction expert Nate Silver, Leeds currently stand a 98% of earning promotion to the Premier League – the Whites able to do just that with seven wins.

Behind-closed-doors or not, surely Leeds fans would not care if it means that their side finally earns promotion back to the top-flight.

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