Speaking to talkSPORT via motleedsnews.com, pundit Gary O’Neil has delivered a scathing verdict in regards to Leeds and West Brom automatically going up even if the season isn’t completed – with the former Middlesborough winger insisting it wouldn’t be right.
O’Neil, who has been speaking to talkSPORT surrounding the coronavirus football suspension which will see a delay in match action until April 3rd at the earliest, debated on the Jim White Show over how the Premier League and EFL will deal with remaining fixtures. However, when asked if Leeds and West Brom should automatically go up given their league standings, O’Neill lambasted the suggestion while citing the fact that both teams aren’t ‘safe’ yet in regards to their promotion chases. Instead, O’Neil suggests that the season should be completed but only when it is safe to play.
“They’re not safe yet. What about Fulham? Do we bring then up too?” asked O’Neil on talkSPORT. “I don’t think you can nominate two teams to get promoted. The best idea, if we can manage it, when it’s safe for the players and the public is to finish the season. Finish the season when it’s safe and then move onto next season when it’s finished.”
Given the controversy which could potentially surround finishing the season abruptly, especially given the fact that many accolades are still undetermined, O’Neil could be correct in his verdict – but there is no doubt that many Whites fans would definitely take an automatic promotion at this stage.
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