Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has revealed his delight after the EFL revealed their plans to retain promotion if the season cannot be completed.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the boyhood Whites fan admits he would be “absolutely ecstatic” if the season was cut short now.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the EFL revealed they will look to use a points-per-game system across the divisions in the event that the 2019/20 season is curtailed.
— EFL Communications (@EFL_Comms) May 21, 2020
If implemented now, the EFL’s proposal would see Leeds and West Brom promoted as Championship winners and runners up respectively.
Whelan believes that no clubs can have any complaints about the proposed plans, insisting that the current league table is a fair reflection of the season.
Whelan told Football Insider: “We knew the scenario and we’ve already done the calculations on them so we were pretty confident either way if it did come down to positions or points per game, we were top of the tree.
“We covered all bases when it came to promotion element the decision making of the Football League. If it comes down to that, absolutely ecstatic.
“Everyone’s fighting for something and whether that’s fighting for promotion or avoiding relegation, no one could have planned for this kind of ending to a season. It just came out of the blue and stopped at a halt.
“The league has never, ever lied and managers and players can’t complain about that because it tells the story of a season played up to date.”
Leeds sit one point ahead of West Brom in the table, with the Baggies a further six points clear of third-place Fulham.
The Cottagers are joined by Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End in the play-off spots.
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