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Danny Mills voices concerns over Leeds United’s bid for promotion amid off-the-field uncertainty

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Leeds United remain well in contention to win promotion into the Premier League this term under the management of Marcelo Bielsa. 

The Whites are currently sat top of the Championship table, and are seven points clear of third-placed Fulham with just nine matches remaining in this year’s campaign.

However, their bid for promotion has been put on hold for the time being, with recent off-the-field events calling a halt to fixtures across the country.

It has recently been reported that League Two has been ended early, although it remains to be seen as to which teams will be promoted into the third tier.

It has been mentioned in a report by Football Insider that some of the lower-placed clubs currently in the Premier League would object Leeds and West Brom being promoted if the season isn’t concluded.

Speaking in an interview with Football Insider, former Leeds defender Danny Mills called for a plan to be put in place in the near future to conclude this year’s campaign in the Championship.

“This is where they have to come up with a plan. They should have been working on this.

“There should be plans A, B and C. It needs to be a little bit like what the government has done. This is phase one, this is phase two and this is phase three.

“We have had nothing like that in football. We have absolutely no idea what the plan is and that is the hardest thing.”

Mills went on to state that it wouldn’t be right to snatch promotion away from some clubs, who are currently in a strong position, with Leeds United being one of those.

“The Championship is all about the clamour to get into the Premier League and the clamour to catch the Golden Goose.

“Some clubs have planned for two, three, four, five seasons to get into the Premier League. If they are peaking right now it is not right to snatch that away from them.”

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The Verdict: 

He’s spot on with his comments.

The off-the-field situation is still uncertain at this moment in time, and the relevant authorities need to make a decision on the future of this season sooner rather than later.

I feel that the best option going forward is to conclude the season behind closed doors, but only when it is deemed safe enough to do so behind-closed-doors.

I’d be surprised if fans are back in stadiums before the start of next season at the ver earliest.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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