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Championship clubs will do whatever it takes to end the season, including empty stadium matches

Leeds United led the championship when all football was suspended last week

Championship clubs will do whatever it takes to end the rest of the season with teams set to play in empty stadiums as EFL makes plans in the face of a coronavirus crisis

  • Championship clubs determined to resume matches and end season
  • Teams held initial discussions over the phone to discuss possible options available
  • Many are ready to play matches in empty stadiums to complete the campaign
  • EFL to hold board meeting on Wednesday to discuss plans they have
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Championship clubs are determined to resume play and end the season, whatever happens – even if it means finishing the remaining matches behind closed doors.

The EFL will hold a board meeting on Wednesday to discuss its plans for the rest of the campaign after the suspension of football until April 3 at the earliest due to a coronavirus.

Clubs held initial discussions over the phone yesterday to review their options prior to the pivot meeting and the majority want the remaining games played at whatever cost.

Leeds United led the championship when all football was suspended last week

EFL to hold board meeting to discuss plans that will affect West Brom who are second

EFL to hold board meeting to discuss plans that will affect West Brom who are second

Faced with lingering concerns about the mass rallies, the championship club leaders are ready to play matches in empty stadiums in order to end the season.

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In this case, an option being considered to appease subscribers would be to grant them access to the official iFollow streaming service for Football League clubs so that they can watch matches they would otherwise have attended in person. .

Under this plan, off-season ticket holders could then purchase access to individual matches, allowing them to monitor their teams but also create a source of income – albeit smaller than if fans were allowed to attend – for their clubs.

All the clubs in the championship are determined to do whatever it takes to play the rest of the matches

All the clubs in the championship are determined to do whatever it takes to play the rest of the matches

Playoff contenders Fulham and Brentford could be hit if the season isn't over

Playoff contenders Fulham and Brentford could be hit if the season isn’t over

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