Lorimer: This is my 'main hope' for the current Leeds United side

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Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer is hopeful the current side can taste some European football in the future.

Former Leeds United player Peter Lorimer told Radio Yorkshire that his main hope for the current team at Elland Road is that they can repeat the European success the club has had in the past.

Lorimer was giving an interview to the radio station, based on the European heartbreak Leeds suffered in 1975, when they were defeated at the hands of German giants Bayern Munich.

The current setup have a very long way to go before they get themselves into a similar position, but Lorimer hopes that one day in the future it can be achieved.

“My main hope for the current Leeds United side is that they can repeat that and get close to it,” he said.

The comments time nicely with those produced by Massimo Cellino, with the Leeds owner telling the Daily Mirror that he has a dream that the club will be playing Champions League football at some point in the not too distant future.

It’s all very encouraging but the adversity that Leeds fans have been made to endure in the recent past suggests it’s important the club proceeds with caution.

The first job will be for new head coach Uwe Rosler to improve the playing squad and to get the side off to a good start when the Championship returns in August.

Last season showed just how competitive the second tier of English football can be and Leeds will have to work very hard, to get themselves into a position where they are contending for promotion into the top flight.

Significant investments will then need to be made into the squad, helped by the financial benefits of the Premier League.

It’s a dream that all Leeds fans will have, but one which at the moment is very far away.

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