There’s little opposition from Leeds United to the EFL’s schedule for the Championship’s return, despite a few of their rivals in the division voicing concerns.
Leeds have learned that the Championship season could well resume on June 20th, which gives them just under three weeks to prepare for the nine game run-in that could see them promoted to the Premier League.
Across the Championship, however, there is opposition to that date, with Queens Park Rangers releasing a statement outlining their disgust with the Championship’s proposed resume date.
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However, at Elland Road, there are not many complaints, despite the fact Marcelo Bielsa’s squad will be offered less than three weeks of contact training before the season resumes.
Phil Hay at The Athletic offered the following update on the situation that’s dividing the Championship: “As I understood it, most Championship clubs were looking for three/four full weeks of contact training – which they aren’t going to get – but it’s hard to see how the season can finish (sensibly) by July 31 if it starts any later than June 20. Not hearing any complaints from Leeds.”
as I understood it, most Champ. clubs were looking for three/four full weeks of contact training – which they aren't going to get – but it's hard to see how the season can finish (sensibly) by July 31 if it starts any later than June 20. Not hearing any complaints from Leeds.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 1, 2020
In the remaining nine games of the season, Leeds are looking to cash-in on a table topping position and win promotion.
Bielsa’s side are a point clear of West Brom in second, whilst, more importantly, there’s seven points between the Whites and Fulham, who from third, offer the biggest threat to the top-two.
Leeds’ players, staff and fans are desperate to get going again, so it is little surprise there’s no opposition to this resume date.
Bielsa’s side have kept themselves in such good condition during the postponement and when things start up again, even just a couple of weeks of normality at Thorp Arch will have readied them.
The opportunity presenting itself to Leeds is a great one and one that the players seemingly do not want to pass up.
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