Stan Collymore comments on Leeds United’s current struggles

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Leeds United have made a disappointing start to the season.

Football pundit Stan Collymore has stated his disappointment at Leeds United’s latest struggles following their 4-1 loss at Watford in the Championship.

The Whites went into the game on Saturday in a fragile state following their loss at home to Brighton & Hove Albion, and despite the score being level at half-time, Leeds shot themselves in the foot after the interval as they finished the contest with just nine men.

Collymore hasn’t taken to Leeds's summer of changes as he took to Twitter and Sportsyapper in order to blast the new direction of the club – lamenting it a huge waste of a giant club.

"Leeds United deserve an experienced, visionary head coach, and ownership that have a clue. Huge waste of a genuine giant football club," he wrote on Sportsyapper.

It has been a topsy-turvy time for the Yorkshire outfit as Massimo Cellino has gained control of the club and stamped his authority with a number of changes.

David Hockaday was appointed as the team's new boss despite a mediocre managerial record at former club Forest Green Rovers, while 12 new players have joined – eight coming from Italy – whereas 17 have left, including last season’s top scorer Ross McCormack.

It was always going to take time to bed in a number of new players and whilst talk of an instant return to the Premier League was perhaps premature, the start of the season has left some questioning the direction of the club already.

Following the Whites' 4-1 defeat at Watford, their third in four Championship games, rumours have spread that Hockaday will be sacked. Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay added to the speculation with his input on Twitter.

Next up for Leeds is a Yorkshire derby with Bradford City in the League Cup on Tuesday, a match which has now gained an all-new importance as the club look for an elusive morale-boosting victory.

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