‘Wasted’ – Leicester City loanee reacts with EFL decision set to bring bad news
Leicester City academy graduate Josh Knight hopes his hard work with loan club Peterborough is not undone by the curtailment of the League One season.
Knight’s tough-tackling performances in midfield have established him as a favourite of the Peterborough fans during his near 18 months at London Road, and while he would have hoped his spell could end in promotion, that’s now in serious doubt, despite the Posh sitting in the play-off places.
The EFL have put forward their plan for how any season that is unable to be finished will be decided. That includes an unweighted points-per-game system to decide the standings, with promotion, relegation, and the play-offs still intact.
There’s a quick and easy way to stay on top of all the Leicester City news with our daily newsletter.
Delivered straight into your email inbox each day, the bulletins will feature the latest Foxes news, views, gossip and opinion.
All you have to do is punch your email in at the top of the article – it looks just like this…
And what’s more, it’s absolutely free!
We also have a free app which you can download. It is always up-to-date with the latest Leicester City news.
If clubs agree to that, and then League One clubs vote to bring their campaign to an early finish amid the coronavirus pandemic, Peterborough’s promotion bid is over.
They sit sixth currently, but in the event of a curtailment, they will be overtaken by Wycombe on points per game and knocked out of the play-off places.
Peterborough, led by their vocal chairman Darragh MacAnthony, think the remaining fixtures need to be played out.
Knight, who has three goals and four assists in 24 league games, tweeted: “Hoping the right decision can be made and we can get back to enjoying our football safely. It’s been tough but hope all our hard work isn’t wasted.”
While it would be bad news for Knight, a curtailment under the EFL’s proposed rules would guarantee promotion for another City loanee, Daniel Iversen.
The Danish goalkeeper, who has kept 10 clean sheets in 34 League One games, currently sits second with Rotherham and a premature close to the campaign would earn them promotion to the Championship.