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Former Sheffield United hero Paul Peschisolido comments on 'inconsistent' Leeds United performances

The former striker believes that a settled life off the pitch for the club will do wonders on it.

It has once again been a topsy-turvy season for Leeds United. They have shown flashes of good form but the poor runs have not helped and the idea of promotion now looks unlikely. It appears that they will once again embark on a nervous campaign, constantly looking over their shoulders.

The inconsistency on the pitch is translated off of it. Brian McDermott was sacked in the summer and replaced by Dave Hockaday. He was soon sacked and replaced by Darko Milanic. He was sacked and Neil Redfearn, caretaker between Hockaday and Milanic got the job full-time.

Add to that the Benito Carbone ordeal and the constant questions over the eligibility of Massimo Cellino to run the club and it has been a mess at Leeds once again.

And one man, who used to play for a Yorkshire rival, believes that is no coincidence.

Paul Peschisolido, who played for Sheffield United between 2001 and 2007, believes that lack of continuity and confusion at the club is the reason behind their up-and-down results. He told the Sky Sports Morning View:

"The club has been in crisis for a number of years now. You keep hearing of all the off field problems they have been having, to say that does not affect the players, I don't think that is the case.

"There's always a little bit of an issue in the back of your mind and sometimes it affects your performance. It's not been an easy situation and that probably shows why they have been inconsistent, the ups and downs."

Leeds fans will be hoping all is well ahead of the Saturday tie with Nottingham Forest. Because the fellow fallen giants will take no prisoners.

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