Speaking to the Sky Sports Football Show, and quoted by Leeds Live, Glenn Murray has said that if the Championship season cannot be completed, teams do not deserve to be promoted from the second tier into the Premier League.
The football season in this country has been at a halt for two months and it seems as though we could be another month away from it resuming, it if does at all.
Both the Premier League and EFL have underlined their intention to resume the campaign as soon as it is safe to do so but, here, things are going to be much easier said than done.
If the campaign does not get completed, meanwhile, Murray feels as though teams do not deserve to come up – in comments that might well set back the likes of Leeds and West Brom:
“Our standpoint is if the games get played, the worse three teams in the league get relegated. That is plain and simple, it always will be and hopefully, it will be in this case as well.
“My only thought on that is the Championship. If we manage to play our games in the Premier League, whoever finishes in the bottom three deserves to go down, but to be relegated you need the Championship to finish their games. If they don’t finish their games, they don’t deserve to be promoted.”
You cannot envy the position the governing bodies find themselves in, particularly if the season does get called and the campaign does not play to a finish.
Evidently, there’s a bit of politics coming into things but the big question over relegation and promotion is perhaps the largest one to solve most of all – especially thanks to the finances involved.