Wigan Athletic's Championship rivals 'appalled' by EFL restart

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Queens Park Rangers have become the first Championship club to come out against the decision by the EFL to resume the campaign on June 20.

The provisional return date was announced on Sunday night - with the Hoops claiming a total lack of consultation with the clubs involved.

“I am absolutely stunned by this announcement, as is our Director of Football Les Ferdinand and our manager Mark Warburton," said QPR chief executive Lee Hoos.

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“Incredibly, there has been absolutely no consultation with individual clubs nor with the Championship doctors' working group by the divisional representatives - or anyone else in the Football League – regarding this matter.

“On top of that, we were only made aware of the statement 40 minutes before it was made public.

“Having spoken with Les and Mark, they share my views. We are vehemently opposed to this schedule.

“The players haven’t even returned to full-contact training at this moment and yet they are now expected to be in a position to play at a competitive level in just three weeks’ time.

“I have made our feelings known to the EFL and, having spoken with a number of CEOs at other Championship clubs, I am not a lone voice on this matter.

“We are absolutely appalled.”