Lee Peltier speaks of his awkward relationship with Leeds fans

Huddersfield Town defender Lee Peltier admits that his relationship with Leeds United fans has become awkward, after he left the club this summer.

Huddersfield Town star Lee Peltier admits that his relationship with Leeds United's sizeable support is an awkward one.

The versatile defender failed to impress during his time at Elland Road and, as a result, was subjected to some nasty comments on social media site Twitter from followers of the Whites. 

Peltier himself admits that his relationship with the club's fans has become 'awkward', but he bares no grudges towards his former club. 

“I have an awkward relationship with Leeds fans, but that doesn’t bother me," he said to Huddersfield's official site. "We have a bit of banter and I’m expecting a bit of stick on Saturday, but that happens in football and doesn’t bother me whatsoever. I respect all the fans there and I respect the Club. I’m really looking forward to the game.

“I have no regrets whatsoever about leaving. I enjoyed my time there, but I felt it was time for me to move on and start something new. I’m happy that I re-joined Huddersfield Town.”

Peltier left Leeds as a number of additions were made over the summer which pushed him down the pecking order. 

The Whites brought in 15 players over the summer and Peltier's first-team opportunities looked limited with Leeds. 

As a result, he opted to join Huddersfield Town again, where he made his name in English football, and he has gone on to become a mainstay in their side. 

The Terriers are Leeds' opponents this weekend, meaning Peltier can be expected to be subjected to some abuse from the home supporters, but he will do his best not to be affected by the hostile atmosphere. 

Indeed, Huddersfield will need Peltier to be on the top of his game. The club have started the season in dire form and have already parted with Mark Robins, their former manager, as a result of the poor start. 

He has been replaced by Chris Powell, who Peltier says has made a good impression during his initial spell at the John Smith's Stadium, and the defender believes that there will no better place for the new boss to get his first three points than at Elland Road. 

“He’s been great; he’s a top man. He’s come in and brought all the lads together. He has a great reputation in football, which I knew before he joined here, and you can see why since he’s come in. I’m really looking forward to working with him throughout the season.

“I can’t think of a better place to get our first win under Chris than Elland Road."

Leeds will be determined not to let their former player get the three points that he so desperately craves, though.

The club have been much improved under caretaker boss Neil Redfearn's stewardship and are now unbeaten in their last three games, meaning there will be a weight of expectation for them to continue this fine form on Saturday. 

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