Lambert blasts the EFL (again)….
Town boss Paul Lambert has hit out at the EFL for the second week running regarding the uncertainty of the League One season.
All football has been suspended since the start of March and with the League One season still very much up in the air, Lambert last week said the EFL were an ‘absolute disgrace’ by the way they have handled the situation.
A week later, the Scottish manager is still in the dark about the whole situation. With the Premier League and Championship set to return next month and League Two clubs already voting to end their season, League One teams have been split in their opinions regarding the remainder of the season.
A vote is set to be issued to the 23 League One clubs, with the majority of teams understood to be wanting to settle the season via a points per game method, meaning Town would miss out on an immediate return to the Championship.
“The uncertainty’s incredible,” Lambert told talkSPORT on Thursday.
“It’s the only league I think not to know what’s happening, I don’t think anybody does.
“It’s a decision – what are we’re doing, are we playing, are we not playing, are we going for next season? I haven’t a clue.
“We can’t do anything at the minute, we’ve not even started back training, we’ve not even been given a start date. You can’t have a training date if you haven’t got a start date.
“The way it’s been going on I don’t know if anybody knows what’s happening with it, everybody’s feeling the same, other than the Premier League and the Championship, they seem to know what they’re doing, but the rest of us they don’t really know.
“Are we playing? Are we not playing? Just somebody tell us what we’re doing and I think everybody has to abide by that but until we know that I think this is going to keep going on.”
Meanwhile, the branded face masks which the club launched last week are proving to be a hit, with more than 600 purchased within 48 hours of going on sale.
Alongside protecting the user from potentially with catching or spreading the coronavirus, a percentage of all sales going towards the local East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, specifically the Colchester and Ipswich Hospital’s Charity.
The two styles of face coverings are available for pre-order online, with delivery expected within the next three to four weeks.
Alongside the face masks, the club have previously announced they will be acknowledging the outstanding work of the NHS with a ‘thank you NHS’ message on the back of the home and away shirts for the new campaign.
Supporters will have the option to add the ‘thank you NHS’ branding to their replica shirts for a nominal fee of £3.50, with all proceeds going to the local NHS.