Huddersfield Town chief Phil Hodgkinson has backed the conclusion of the 2019/20 season, but he does feel perspective is needed as football faces up to a unique situation.
A ball hasn’t been kicked in the Championship since the first weekend of March, with Town losing out 2-0 in a West Yorkshire derby with Leeds United.
That left Danny Cowley’s side hovering just outside the Championship relegation zone, with nine games of the season remaining.
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A report in the Telegraph earlier this month suggested that Huddersfield were strongly against the resume of the season, but Hodgkinson has moved to offer a clearer club stance.
In an official statement on the club’s website, he said: “The season should be completed when it’s safe to do so and there should be relegation and promotion.
“Everyone has worked hard; we are three quarters of the way through the season.
“We are on board with that, but there’s a much bigger issue that needs to be discussed in tandem with that.”
However, despite that stance, Hodgkinson isn’t convinced that things need to be restarted imminently, admitting the governing bodies need more time to come up with a solution to help clubs who will suffer a significant loss of matchday revenue.
It’s good to see Huddersfield Town’s stance on the season cleared up after the report earlier this month.
Backing the conclusion of the season is the stance of most clubs, but Hodgkinson’s worries do appear to stem to the wider football community rather than just his own club.
These are tough times and some very tough decisions need to be made across the footballing world.
More time may well be needed.
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