Championship to return before the Premier League

According to sources the Championship is due to return to action before the Premier League with the second tier of English football due to re-start on June 6th.

It has been reported that the EFL are confident that the Championship season will start again on the first weekend in June.

Whilst the Premier League, clubs and governing bodies struggle to iron out issues with “Project Restart” and head towards Uefa`s deadline of May 25th with no confirmed plans to return, the EFL appear to have made great progress.

It has been suggested that League 1 and League 2 may well be cancelled and play offs being played to decide which sides win promotion. The Championship are understood to be merely waiting for safety protocols around testing and staging of matches before going ahead.

All 24 Championship clubs have 9 games to play leaving 108 matches left along with the end of season play offs to decide who wins promotion to the Premier League along with the top 2 sides.

Currently Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion occupy the 2 automatic promotion spots with Fulham, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End currently in the play off positions.

At the bottom of the table there are several teams still fighting for survival with all 3 of last seasons promoted sides in Barnsley, Luton Town and Charlton Athletic occupying the 3 relegation places.

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