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Eunan O'Kane comments on Leeds United fans

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United is tackled by Che Adams of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Leeds United at St Andrews (stadium) on March 3,...

Leeds United start their Championship season on Sunday.

Eunan O'Kane has revealed to LUTV that he was told Leeds United fans can be "harsh" toward the team when things aren't going good.

Leeds are gearing up for the new Championship campaign as Thomas Christiansen's side visit newly-promoted Bolton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon.

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United is tackled by Che Adams of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Leeds United at St Andrews (stadium) on March 3,...

There is plenty of buzz surrounding the Whites this season, evident by the fact that season ticket sales are up by 25 percent from last summer.

The Yorkshire club are widely believed to boast some of the best fans in the country, and O'Kane, who joined from Bournemouth last summer, says it is important that the supporters and players stick together throughout what promises to be a long season either way.

He told LUTV: "I have to give credit to the fans. Since I arrived there hasn't been any doom and gloom.

"Before I came here people said to me, 'Ah they're great when you're winning and Leeds fans can be a little bit harsh when you're losing' but from my perspective it feels like we're all in it together.

"If we're in it together we've every chance of succeeding where we want to succeed. It's when we crack that problems arise and that goes for fans as well as players."

United fans made Elland Road something of a fortress under Garry Monk last season and Leeds' home form played a huge role in helping the side almost finish in the playoff spots.

And Christiansen will be hoping that his boys are as receptive toward him as they were under the now-Middlesbrough boss.

Leeds United corner flag before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

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