Lambert: We may have to accept playing behind closed doors

Town boss Paul Lambert believes playing the remainder of the season behind closed is fair from ideal but something which we may have to accept.

Earlier this morning, reports circulated that the Premier League and the government have a ‘tentative’ agreement for the remainder of the season to begin in June, subject to the ongoing coronavirus, behind closed doors.

Although Town Boss Paul Lambert is not jumping up and down in excitement of concluding the season without fans, he does believe the season needs to be finished.

“There are a few reasons this season has to finish,” the Town boss told the Club website.

“For us, we have a good chance to be involved in the promotion race and for football in general, there are too many questions left to answer for the season to be null and void.

“In an ideal world, we will finish the season with supporters in stadiums. The timescale is the problem, we just don’t know when we will be able to start again.

“We may have to accept that we play behind closed doors when the season resumes. I don’t like that. Football is for the fans and I can guarantee you that it won’t feel the same if you are winning games and lifting trophies if there are no fans there. 

“Liverpool have waited 30 years to win the League. Imagine them celebrating at Anfield with no one there.

“People’s lives are more important than football though and if it means we have to go down the closed doors route, we will just have to accept it.”  

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