Leeds legend Gary Kelly gives opinion on owner Massimo Cellino

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Leeds United legend Gary Kelly believes a lot of flak owner Massimo Cellino gets is unfair.

Former Leeds United stalwart Gary Kelly has given his opinion on the club's recent troubles.

Kelly made more than 500 appearances for the club, a crucial part of their Premier League and Champions League sides, and admits he still has an affinity with the Yorkshire side.

Making a rare media appearance as a guest on SkySports' Fantasy Football Club, he said:

"It's tough, every week looking at results, because it was a big part of my life.

"There's a lot of sleeping giants. A lot of people jump on the owner's back but there wasn't many there with the money to come in and get them out of the little bit of trouble they were in.

"It'd be great to see them one day back, they will be back, definitely, 100 per cent."

Kelly's optimism will be shared by many at the club after their terrific weekend win over league leaders Derby County.

Leeds as a result sit 15th, seven points off the play-off spots and face Ipswich Town this weekend.

Kelly's opinion on Massimo Cellino differs to that of his former manager David O'Leary, who told the same programme the previous month he was not impressed with the way the Italian was going about his running of the club.

Cellino was today banned from owning Leeds by the Football League due to a tax irregularity, and has 14 days to appeal. 

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