Journalist Phil Hay has backtracked on his claim that Leeds United are yet to record a positive coronavirus case as they ramp up their preparations to resume the Championship season.

On Thursday afternoon, the Daily Mail reported that at least one individual has tested positive for COVID-19 at Thorp Arch, throwing the club’s plans into disarray.

The Athletic’s Hay has now revealed on his personal Twitter account that he is “hearing the same” but at this stage, Leeds are failing to make any comment.

Hay then responded to a Leeds fan who brought up his tweet saying that there had been no positive COVID-19 tests admitting that his infamous curse has struck again.

“The jinx is alive and well. I seem to be taking Union Berlin down too,” said Hay, who has adopted Union Berlin as his Bundesliga team for the time being.

Although there seem to be an increasing number of positive coronavirus tests being recorded by the EFL – nine were recorded on Wednesday – Hay is not concerned about it having any effect upon the season restarting.

As it stands, Leeds will be able to continue with their bid to win promotion to the Premier League on June 20.

The Whites have nine matches to play behind closed doors to try and cement their spot in the top-two.

Hopefully, this latest news doesn’t put any of that in doubt.

In other Leeds United news, Victor Orta’s made an admission about his transfer activity in his first season.



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