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Jonathan Woodgate has message for Leeds United fans

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Jonathan Woodgate wants the Leeds United fans to be patient.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Jonathan Woodgate

Former England international defender Jonathan Woodgate said on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday morning (broadcast from 10:30am, August 14, 2016) that Leeds United fans should be patient regarding the current situation at the club.

Leeds are one of the biggest clubs in England, but they have not featured in the Premier League since 2004. In recent years, the West Yorkshire outfit have become also-rans in the Championship.

This season is supposed to be different, with former Swansea City manager Garry Monk placed in charge of the first team in the summer following the departure of Steve Evans at the end of last season.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United head coach Garry Monk

However, results have been disappointing for the Whites so far this season. Leeds have lost both of their Championship matches so far, going down 3-0 to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road in London before suffered a 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City at Elland Road at the weekend.

Woodgate, who is one of the greatest players in Leeds history, believes that the fans should be patient.

Leeds owner Massimo CellinoLeeds United owner Massimo Cellino

“I think the Leeds fans just have to stay with it,” said Woodgate on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday morning (broadcast from 10:30am, August 14, 2016). “I am sure they will do. They have a good manager now in Garry Monk, who will do a good job.

“Hopefully the owner stays with him because he is a young English manager who will do well and hopefully stay with him and give him the chance to rebuild the side and have a real good go at getting out of the Championship, but like I said, that league, it’s not going to be easy.”

Leeds will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Fulham at Elland Road in the Championship.

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