By Jason Jones

17th May, 2020 | 11:30am

Report - Leeds set for 'D-Day' vote on key issue in promotion debate this week

Leeds United are set for “D-Day votes” this week on how the Championship will be concluded, according to the Daily Mail

The national outlet claims that the EFL are set to present clubs from the second tier and League One with a number of options to decide over, with potential solutions including playing on, ending the season now but continuing with play-off ties, or ending the season now with the top three from each division winning promotion.

Clubs will be asked to vote until one option has received a 50% majority, at which point the least popular option will be removed and the ballot will be retaken.

League Two sides have already voted to end their campaign early, with final standings being decided on a points per game average.

The report from the Mail suggests that the cost of providing full testing for all players could be enough to persuade League One clubs to follow suit, although it is understood that the Championship may be more receptive to paying out that kind of money.

The Sun journalist Alan Nixon reported earlier in the week that testing could cost up to £5 million between now and the end of the campaign.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

These votes will have a huge bearing on whether or not Leeds get to play for their right to line up in the Premier League next season.

Tyler Roberts stated earlier this month that he and his teammates “desperately” want to get back into action in the coming weeks, and recent developments will have only strengthened that stance.

Brighton striker Glenn Murray has argued that Championship sides do not deserve to be promoted if they cannot finish their season, while Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has claimed that his club will oppose promotion unless the second tier is played to completion.

The only way to properly nullify those arguments is, therefore, to play our last nine games.

Hopefully, these votes will give us the opportunity to do that, although it is understood that a number of Championship clubs – including three from Yorkshire – are planning to oppose any potential restart.

Let’s just hope that logic wins out over the coming days.

In other Leeds United news, ‘He’ll be sold’ – Simon Grayson predicts summer exit for Whites big name if promotion is blocked.