QPR CEO Lee Hoos has backed the EFL’s position to bring this season to a natural conclusion but believes the safety of fans, players and staff remain a priority. 

All of England’s footballing bodies (FA, EFL and Premier League) announced on Thursday the currently-suspended season will be extended indefinitely to ensure the remaining nine games are played as the further postponed fixtures until April 30th.

The news comes after the football season was postponed originally until April 3rd as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but as UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 till next summer, domestic football is aiming to come to a natural conclusion during the summer. 

“We’re down the home stretch and the finish line is in sight,” Hoos told QPR’s official website. 

“When football was suspended before [during the Second World War], the season had only just started. In terms of football, that would have made matters a lot easier.

“If this were October, it would be much easier to make the call in terms of terminating the season.

“However, when you’re this close – with nine games left to go – then getting through it is just something we have to do. We just have to concentrate on the safety aspect of everything.

“We have fans, players and staff who we have a responsibility to – that’s the number one priority.”