Simon Walton gives verdict on boyhood club Leeds, labels Elland Road situation heartbreaking

Elland Road pitchside

Simon Walton has had his say on the problems at Leeds United.

Former Leeds United midfielder Simon Walton has told BBC Radio Leeds that matters at Elland Road are 'heartbreaking' right now.

Walton, currently playing in League Two with Crawley Town, started his career with his boyhood club Leeds, but then moved on to Leeds' opponents later today, Charlton Athletic.

In a nomadic career, the midfielder had spells with Ipswich Town, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers, Hull City, Plymouth Argyle, Blackpool, Crewe Alexandra, Sheffield United, Hartlepool United, Stevenage and now Crawley - but it's clear that his heart still lies with Leeds.

The Whites are currently sat in 17th place in the Championship table, and matters off the field are casting a shadow over Elland Road.

Chairman Massimo Cellino has led a chaotic reign with the club, and Steve Evans is now the sixth manager in just 18 months, with no stability at the club.

With a revolving door for managers, Leeds have been unable to string together consistent results - and Walton is certainly saddened by the situation.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Walton stated that the current situation at Leeds is 'heartbreaking' for him given that he has such an affinity with the club, and also added that he can't see things getting any better on the pitch until things improve off the field.

"It's tough at the minute," said Walton. "It's heartbreaking from the outside, obviously at the minute it's one thing after another. Obviously getting a win on Saturday was a massive plus, with everything else going on recently, but it's just such a shame that off-the-field things really seem to be hindering us on the field, and until that's resolved, it's not going to get batter, and that's the bottom line really," he added.

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