Speaking to Football Insider, former Leeds United player Noel Whelan has explained his delight behind the EFL’s stance over the end of this current season.
Earlier this week, the EFL ruled that seasons will aim to be played out naturally but, if they are voted to be curtailed, points per game will decide promotion and relegation whilst the play-offs will go ahead.
For Leeds United, then, if the season is to end now they will be promoted as league champions and Whelan is delighted by that prospect.
“We knew the scenario and we’ve already done the calculations on them so we were pretty confident either way if it did come down to positions or points per game, we were top of the tree.
“We covered all bases when it came to promotion element the decision making of the Football League. If it comes down to that, absolutely ecstatic.”
Of course, it remains to be seen whether the season is going to be played out naturally but, if it doesn’t, it does look as though Leeds would go up and so, in that sense, at least they have got null and void off of the table.
If the season does play to a close, meanwhile, the Whites still need to finish the job and that is what they will be fully focused on doing.