'Leeds are a bit of a shambles', claims former midfielder Jermaine Wright

Former Leeds United midfielder has criticised the club ahead of their clash with Ipswich Town.

Leeds travel to Ipswich Town at the weekend and one player who has played for both clubs believes the Tractor Boys are facing them at the right time.

The away side head into the game on the back of a turbulent week from an off-field perspective, with owner Massimo Cellino banned from his role at the club by the Football League.

The Italian intends to appeal the matter, but the events are just another distraction for the Yorkshire outfit.

Jermaine Wright, who played for both clubs, told the Ipswich Star: "There’s no point sitting on the fence, what’s going on there seems to be a bit of a shambles.

"I certainly don’t know what’s going on, I don’t think the fans do and I’d be surprised if the players even do.

"This might not be a bad time for Ipswich to face them. To be honest, regardless of that, they’ll fancy their chances against anyone at present."

Ipswich sit second in the league with 34 points, and have won four and drawn two of their last six games.

Leeds have been inconsistent and are 11 points behind, but gave Blackburn a fright two weeks ago, and beat table toppers Derby 2-0 at Elland Road on Saturday.

Buoyed by that victory, Wright may be very wrong - this could be the worst time to play Leeds, and the goings on relating to Cellino and the Football League can bring everybody closer together.

If Neil Redfearn can ensure the player stay focused on the football, there is every potential they come away with at least a share of the points, and show Wright that on the pitch - Leeds are anything but a shambles.

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