It’s fair to say this season has been a frustrating one for Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton with a number of injuries hampering most of the 20-year-old’s season.
After a continuous hamstring problem, Shackleton has appeared off the bench in seven of United’s last nine games and will have been hoping for minutes to come before the EFL postponement on 13th March.
Last week, we saw the FA extend the postponement of all professional football until at least 30th April, leaving football fans and players wondering if and when they will be able to conclude the 2019-2020 season.
Leeds were just nine games from concluding their campaign and were in touching distance of returning to the Premier League after a 16-year absence and were on a run of five straight wins without a clean-sheet.
Although people’s health undoubtedly takes centre stage in these unique times, some fans and players will no doubt be feeling anxious about how the season will conclude.
On Sunday evening, Jamie Shackleton took to Instagram to post a simple yet optimistic message to his followers.
The simple message of ‘back soon’ will be one that United fans hope will ring true in the coming months, as like everyone they wait to see what global developments are to come.
Many questions in regards to how the EFL and the FA work out how this season finishes are yet to be answered, but it is clear that the majority of the players and fans will be desperate to see this season conclude in one way or another.
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Leeds fans will be hoping Shackleton’s message rings true and we will be seeing the return of Championship football sooner rather than later as Leeds look to finish off their promotion campaign in style.
It’s unprecedented times for not just football but the whole world and we can only hope that once things start to get better football will be back.
Fans will take some heart that they’re not the only ones yearning for football to be back as most of the Leeds United players will no doubt be feeling the same.