WEST BROM WANT SEASON COMPLETED
The coronavirus pandemic has seen all professional football suspended until April 3 at the earliest. There were strong delegations before the decision to put the league on hold arrived. It was suggested that the league should continue, and games should be played behind closed doors. But due to the latest development, it was agreed that putting the league on hold is the best available solution to manage the spread of the virus among fans and players.
At an EFL board meeting, the Express &Star understands West Brom will urge that every possible action is taken to ensure the current season is completed.
The club has also declared they will support the motion that the remaining league matches should be played behind closed doors.
But the Baggies will also ask that, if possible, clubs try to resolve the season by June 30 in a bid to prevent a host of issues arising with players contracts.
That motion is likely to be supported by the ELF's other members with clubs set to face a variety of challenges when it comes to players existing terms.
The possibility of players running out of contracts, some loan deals will also run out by June 30.
Some sections of the media have also suggested that short term agreement should be made with the players, should the league run deep into the summer, a move that will not go down well with football agents.