O’Dea, who is now on the books of Indian Super League club Mumbai City FC, played for Leeds on loan from Scottish giants Celtic during the 2011-12 season.
The Republic of Ireland international has stated that he has respect for the Leeds fans and hopes that the West Yorkshire outfit return to the Premier League soon.
Amazing club! Absolutely amazing. my dad was a fan all his life!! Just wish them to be at the top again!!! https://t.co/zfALgyRr76— Darren O'Dea (@odea_darren) September 23, 2015
Sort of! But an absolutely amazing club with amazing fans. Hard to enjoy when u don't achieve what u want. https://t.co/iF6OHWfwPL— Darren O'Dea (@odea_darren) September 24, 2015
Leeds have not featured in the Premier League since 2004 and have become also-rans in the Championship.
The West Yorkshire outfit are aiming for a top-10 finish this season, but perhaps they should be targeting a place in the top six.
Uwe Rosler’s side are 10th in the league table at the moment with 11 points from eight matches, just a point behind sixth-place Reading.
Leeds are back in action on Sunday afternoon, when they take on Middlesbrough away from home at the Riverside Stadium.