Leeds United will resume their Championship season on June 20, according to Telegraph journalist John Percy.
It was originally said that the season will provisionally resume on that date but Percy now makes it clear that it “will” reconvene on June 20.
It is understood that the EFL have also agreed to ge rid of the first midweek fixture, meaning that Leeds will have only two matches to play in the first week, rather than three.
Percy added on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday night that the season will finish on either July 21 or 22 with the play-off final to take place in early August.
Update on Championship restart: season WILL start on June 20 (despite some opposition) but EFL has agreed to remove the first midweek game, so only 2 games in first week and not 3. Season to finish on 21/22 July with play-off final in early August
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) June 3, 2020
Hopefully Leeds finish their season without enduring the play-offs but this is a welcome piece of news for the Yorkshire giants.
Leeds have always wanted the season to resume so they can win promotion back to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years by doing their talking on the pitch.
With nine matches to play, Marcelo Bielsa’s men are in a good place to seal their promotion bid as they are seven points ahead of third-placed Fulham.
We can see them sealing promotion in style because no one prepares a team better in the Championship than Bielsa can, even though the restart is only weeks away now.
Football is coming back, ladies and gentlemen.
In other Leeds United news, a Leeds player has shared his concern about finishing the season.