Sources: Leeds & West Brom may get promoted behind closed doors after late-night talks
Leeds United and West Brom may secure promotion behind closed doors amid a strong resolve from football chiefs to complete the season, Football Insider understands.
The Premier League and EFL will both hold emergency meetings today to discuss measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
A Championship source has told Football Insider that completing the season is the big priority for all clubs although they are not expected to put a definitive date on when they expect to resume the campaign at today’s meeting.
Talks took place between officials between the governing bodies up until late last night, with EFL chairman Rick Parry in contact with the Premier League and the FA.
There is a strong determination from chiefs to do everything possible to push for the season to be completed.
Officials are open to the prospect of staging matches behind closed doors in order to complete league programmes.
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This could mean Championship top-two Leeds and West Brom securing promotion without their fans present.
The potential for litigation from leading Championship clubs missing out on the vast broadcasting windfalls from Premier League promotion is also a major consideration ahead of the meetings today.
The other top-six clubs – Fulham, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End – have also strongly expressed their desire to play the remaining fixtures, at the earliest opportunity.
The final round of Championship fixtures was due to take place on Saturday 2 May.