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Leeds United boss dreams of summer
10:27am Friday 20th April 2012 in Leeds United
It seems as though the end of the season can’t come soon enough for Leeds United, writes Jack Bradshaw.
Tuesday night’s defeat to Blackpool was the Whites’ fourth in five games and will give manager Neil Warnock food for thought as he looks to rebuild the side for another season.
After the match, he admitted: “We are lacking in certain areas and we can’t do anything about that until the summer, so roll on the summer.”
But Warnock also praised the loyalty and patience of the fans for sticking by the team.
“The fans have been fantastic. The support they’ve given me is unbelievable and they’ve just got to keep supporting,” he said.
The players available to Warnock are certainly trying their best, and will be determined to clamp down on a regular first team place ready for next season.
As midfielder Adam Clayton declared: “I hope to be part of his team next season and help get Leeds into the Premier League.”
Unfortunately, though, the players aren’t quite getting the rub of the green right now.
Against Blackpool, Ross McCormack was unlucky not to win a penalty when he was felled by Stephen Crainey, and Leeds were thwarted by an excellent Matt Gilks save from a Robert Snodgrass free-kick.
The match tomorrow lunchtime will be an even tougher one for the Whites, who are facing one of the red-hot form teams in the npower Championship in Cardiff and will be without the suspended Darren O’Dea.
The Welsh outfit have propelled themselves into the play-offs after going eight league matches unbeaten since a 3-0 home defeat to Hull on March 13.
Hopefully, Leeds will be in a similar position to Cardiff this time next year. The rebuilding process begins now.