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Neil Warnock says Leeds United fans deserve Premier League football

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Warnock's Rotherham beat Leeds 2-1 yesterday.

Leeds United fell to defeat yesterday against Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United. The result means The Millers are on course for Championship survival after a change of fortunes under the management team of former Leeds United head coaches Neil Warnock and Kevin Blackwell.

A defensive disaster from Giuseppe Bellusci cost Leeds the game late in the game, as Greg Halford tucked away a penalty past the Italian defender – whose woeful defending had forced Marco Silvestri into a rash challenge that saw him dismissed.

After the win Warnock spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield about the game and the Leeds United fans.

He felt the away fans were a credit to the club and reiterated his belief that the club should be in the Premier League:

“Their fans were fabulous weren’t they, and well behaved.

“I thought Leeds fans were a credit to them really.

“I said to Kevin Blackwell before the game, just look at the away end. They should be in the Premier League really.

“We’ve both managed them and know what kind of club it is. We are not in their league regarding stature, but we are in their league with heart, desire and passion and that’s what matters.”

At the moment Leeds still seem to be a long way off of a potential tilt at Premier League football.

The club are struggling both off the field and on it.

The ownership of Massimo Cellino continues to criticised by fans and neutrals whilst the manager situation seems to be up in the air at Elland Road.

Their boss Steve Evans is out of contract in June and speculation is rife that he will depart the Yorkshire club.

Warnock is now part of the growing chorus of voices that wish more for the Leeds faithful.

Hopefully that time is not far off.

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