Leeds fans react on Twitter to Simon Grayson's Preston success; big mistake?

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Simon Grayson has Preston thriving in the Championship, whilst Leeds are underwhelming again.

After beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 on Saturday afternoon, Preston North End now sit tenth in the Championship table - and manager Simon Grayson is showing Leeds what they're missing.

Joe Garner's goal meant that Preston won for a sixth time in the last nine matches, leaving them just eight points outside the play-off places after a superb season.

North End won the League One play-off final against Swindon Town last season, and were expected to struggle against relegation due to their small budget in comparison to the rest of the division - but now 19 points clear of the drop, Preston appear to be safe, and are defying the odds under Grayson.

Grayson's win record stands at almost 48% at Preston, and he has made a mockery of Leeds' decision to sack him back in 2012.

A boyhood Leeds fan who started his playing career at Elland Road, Grayson masterminded Leeds' historic 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford back in 2010, and also led the club to promotion from League One just months later.

Bizarrely, despite having the club just three points off a play-off place in the 2011/12 season, Grayson was sacked by Leeds - and since his departure, Leeds have gone through a host of managers, including Neil Warnock, Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn, Uwe Rosler and now Steve Evans.

Grayson's success at Deepdale comes as Leeds struggle, eight points behind Preston despite having a much bigger budget than the Lilywhites - and fans took to Twitter after Preston's win over Sheffield Wednesday to rue the sacking of Grayson over four years ago.

Fans questioned how Grayson is doing so well at Preston despite the difference in budget, and slammed former chairman Ken Bates for sacking a manager who held Leeds so close to his heart.

Other supporters were pleading with Leeds to make a move to re-appoint Grayson as Evans' replacement this summer, suggesting that he is the man to take the club forward once again.

Here are some of the reactions from Leeds fans after Preston and Grayson moved up into tenth place in the Championship table...

Did Leeds make a big mistake sacking Grayson?

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