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O'NEILL BACKS SEASON COMPLETION

16 March 2020

“There so many different factors that have to go into the equation though"

Lee O’Neill says he would prefer to see the season completed in full when the time is right but concedes that would present challenges.

All games in England are suspended until April 3 as the country combats the spread of Covid-19.

UEFA are meeting tomorrow to discuss the likely postponement of this summer’s European Championship, as well as the Champions League and Europa League while the Premier League and EFL are also meeting this week to look at the football calendar going forward.

The season ending now; games played behind closed doors and resuming the season later in the year are options that will come under debate.

“I think the season to be resumed as and when it safe to do so is my preferred option and I would think most supporters and clubs would see it that way,” Lee, Town’s general manager football operations, told the Club website.

“There so many different factors that have to go into the equation though when we are talking about the different scenarios from a football point of view, a business point of view and a global point of view.

“It’s unknown territory for everyone. If you look at ending the season now, what would happen with promotion, relegation, the cups?

“For me, the easiest solution would be to pause the season and resume when it’s right to do so. The hardest thing to determine of course is how long that might take. No one knows that and that presents challenges.”


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