John Buckley says Leeds United's current position breaks his heart

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A former Leeds United player has been speaking about their current place in the second tier of English football.

Former Leeds United player John Buckley has been speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about the club.

Buckley only played 13 senior matches for Leeds but he suggested he did not have the chance to impress at Elland Road.

He fared better at Rotherham United, where he featured 105 times between 1987 and 1990 but it is the plight of Leeds that he is particularly upset about despite his limited chances at the club.

“It breaks my heart to look at Leeds now, honestly,” Buckley said. “They are a club who are just waiting.”

However, he still sees positives for the side that recently saw Uwe Rosler appointed as their new manager.

“They are a serious club to go all the way again as they will never lose their support,” the former Leeds player said.

That is certainly the case with the Leeds faithful sticking with their club through thick and thin…and even thinner.

Things are now looking up with Rosler in place and a number of promising young players signing new deals at the club.

With the right summer additions and a good start for Rosler to his stint in charge, there is every chance Leeds could be pushing for promotion again. But until they get back to the top flight, there remains the sense that the club is not in its rightful place in the footballing landscape.

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