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Ally Robertson: The right decisions have been made

By Ally Robertson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

It’s been a relief to see the Premier League, EFL and FA all agree that the current season must reach its conclusion.

West Bromwich Albion's Hal Robson-Kanu

The quicker we restart playing football again the better.

But whether it’s June, July, August, September, October or November, the most important thing is that the 2019/20 campaign does resume and we get these final nine games played.

There are plenty of things we can do to reduce the fixture pile-up next season.

I wouldn’t be against no cup games for a year. I also wouldn’t be against any European football for a year.

But we have all come to far and we are too emotionally invested in this season to simply declare it null and void.

I was worried the Premier League might.

So it was good to see everyone commit to the season at meetings held this week.

For the players, this is going to be a very interesting time.

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They are all training at home having been given individual programmes.

But what they will really be missing is the camaraderie of the dressing room.

That’s what I always tell my wife I miss.

When your playing time is coming to an end, you know it in your legs.

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You get beaten to balls you used to win. You lose a bit of pace. That makes it easier to hang up your boots.

But you always miss the dressing room and the banter with the lads.

It’s never nasty, but it is constant micky taking 24/7 and it’s going to be a big adjustment for the players not having that.

The only positive I can think of at the minute is, when we do return, we should have a fully-fit squad – with the likes of Grady Diangana back. And that means we will have a team more than good enough to go on and win promotion.

Ally Robertson

By Ally Robertson

West Brom legend with over 600 appearances for the club

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