Darren O’Dea and Noel Whelan on Leeds United fans

Blackpool defender Darren O’Dea played on loan at Leeds United from Celtic in 2011-12.

Blackpool defender Darren O’Dea has taken to social networking site Twitter to express his admiration of the Leeds United fans.

The 28-year-old played for the West Yorkshire outfit on loan from Scottish Premiership giants Celtic in the 2011-12 season.

O’Dea faced Leeds on Saturday afternoon, when Blackpool played host to the Whites at Bloomfield Road in the Championship.

After the match, which ended in a 1-1 draw, the Republic of Ireland international posted the following message on Twitter, clearly indicating that he still has a soft spot for Leeds.

Leeds are one of the biggest clubs in England and have a huge fanbase, one which will put even some Premier League clubs to shame.

On Saturday, there were 1700 Leeds fans at Bloomfield Road, and among them was a certain Noel Whelan.

The 40-year-old former striker, who played for the Whites in the 1990s, was at the game, and he seemed to have enjoyed the company of other Leeds fans.

Leeds are currently 13th in the Championship table with 52 points from 39 matches.

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