Angus Kinnear has drilled home Leeds United’s desire to finish the Championship season, despite the fact that curtailing the campaign would secure them a place in the Premier League next season.
Leeds currently sit top of the Championship table and just nine games away from the Premier League return. However, a ball hasn’t been kicked in the division since the opening weekend of March.
There are plans to continue the season, but there’s still a chance things could be curtailed, which would have Leeds a promotion on Points Per Game.
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Yet, Kinnear revealed that Leeds are keen to resume the season, stating that they are not opportunists and want to do things the proper way.
Writing in the Yorkshire Evening Post, he said: “If Leeds United wanted to be opportunist we could have seized on this ‘point per game’ commitment to push for an early curtailment in concert with some already very vocal self-interests.
“However, our intention has always been to do all we can to complete this season where we started it – on the pitch.
“Marcelo and the team are confident that they can continue their rich vein of form into the last nine games and believe that they have earned the right to have the chance to celebrate reaching their goal at Elland Road even though our supporters will only be there in spirit.”
Within the remaining nine games Leeds have to take on Fulham, who are the side sitting third and looking to catch the Whites and West Bromwich Albion.
Leeds hold a lead of seven points over Fulham, whilst West Brom are six ahead of the Cottagers.
This is testament to the ambition of Marcelo Bielsa and his playing squad, with Leeds keen to avoid winning promotion on a technicality if they can.
It would be easy for them to swerve restarting the season given they’ve got to play Fulham, with nothing guaranteed despite a handsome lead over third.
Of course, things can go pear-shaped for the club, but they are an ambitious club now and making all the right noises in terms of football starting up again.
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