Leeds United players 'frustrated' with Cellino over uncertainty

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Leeds United duo Scott Wooton and Sam Byram have admitted their frustration over the uncertainty surrounding the club.

Brian McDermott was sacked as manager on Friday evening to end the widespread speculation over his future, after the players had been asked to return from their summer breaks earlier than had been agreed for a meeting with owner Massimo Cellino.

The squad are also still in the dark about when they are due to be paid for last month, and defender Wooton has revealed that the players are far from happy with the situation.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, the centre-back said: “I'm not sure [why we’ve been called back]. I'm probably not meant to say really, but I’m sure the lads would have had to change flights [to return early], and I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but I’m sure the lads probably are frustrated yes.

“No one has spoken to anyone. I’m sure we’ll find out at this meeting today (Monday), but no one has spoken to anyone.”

Wooton's teammate Sam Byram echoed his comments, and admitted that he had to alter his own vacation plans due to Cellino's summoning.

“It's not the usual plan for a summer break," he said. "But I’m interested in hearing what [Cellino] has to say and find out what his plans are for the future. I was meant to go away on Friday with my dad, and he’s unfortunately had to fly out on his own now."

The 20-year-old also claimed that he was shocked to learn of McDermott's sacking and claims he only found out when the news broke on Twitter.

He added: "Like I say, hopefully we’ll get to find out a bit more about what’s going on today. I was surprised I read it over Twitter about [McDermott] departing, and I’m sure a lot of the players will be disappointed and sad to see him leave, because he was a good guy and a good manager.

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