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‘Stick to bench warming’ – Many Leeds United fans hit back at Glenn Murray’s after promotion claim

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Brighton striker Glenn Murray has claimed that Championship clubs do not deserve to be promoted if they do not play the fixtures remaining in the 2019/20 campaign, which has drawn a frustrated response from fans of Leeds United.

Leeds are top of the Championship and have a healthy seven-point cushion over the play-off places.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side looked on course to end the club’s 16-year absence from the Premier League this term but have seen their promotion push put on hold by the delay to the season.

The Championship season has now been postponed for more than two months but it was reported earlier this week that the EFL is optimistic it can return in the first few weeks of June, with the Premier League is also set to return at that time.

Speaking to Sky Sports’ Football Show (quotes via LeedsLive), Murray discuss the end of the 2019/20 campaign and made an interesting claim about Championship promotion.

He said: “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.

“We’re talking about fairness and we’re trying our best to get the Premier League season, nobody wants it voided. All the players agree the bottom three sides are the worst in the division and deserve to go down but if the clubs below us in the Championship aren’t finishing their season, why should they get promoted?”

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Unsurprisingly, Murray’s comments have not been well received by fans of the Yorkshire club, with many fans aiming swipes at the Brighton striker.

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