Long-serving BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson comments on Leeds United failures

Leeds United are out of the FA Cup and pottering along in the Championship.

Leeds United's season as a competition appeared to come to an end yesterday as they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Watford.

A hideous own goal from Scott Wootton saw Leeds knocked out of the competition and it brings to an end their campaign in terms of excitement.

Leeds' below average season has again been mired by controversy off the pitch. Massimo Cellino' ownership continues to be a source of controversy and a group of Leeds fans continue to protest against his running of the club.

It is a crying shame for a club like Leeds to be in this position and BBC presenter and former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has had his say on the matter.

Speaking to Football Focus this weekend (21/02/2016) he stated:

"Is the ship steady? Well it might be this week. Who's to say what is going to happen next week?

"I'm old guard. I think Leeds should be in the Premier League. I think it is shameful what has happened to that club. So many different managers, so many different owners.

"They just need some stability. We're looking around at this club (Watford) now and you sense they've got stability. They've had a spell when they've had lots of managers, it doesn't work. It's definitely not worked at Leeds."

As it stands Leeds have a long way to go before they return to the Premier League.

Many would argue that it will not happen with Cellino in the hotseat and with Steve Evans managing the side.

This season is a write off and in all honesty most fans probably don't hold out much hope for next season either.

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