Yorkshire latest: Milanic wants Leeds fans' support, Blades have money to spend

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Milanic wants support

Darko Milanic says that Leeds United's supporters have a big part to play when the side take on Sheffield Wednesday

The Slovenian boss believes that the Elland Road crowd can swing the match in the Whites' favour on Saturday, as the club look to bounce back from a defeat to Brentford at the weekend. 

“For me and also for the team it is very important [crowd support,” Milanic said to Leeds' official site. “With the help of our fans we can do it.” 

Jacques Maghoma refuses to make excuses

Sheffield Wednesday has refused to blame the heavy midweek cup defeat to Manchester City as the reason they lost to Cardiff City at the weekend.

The Owls lost 2-1 on Saturday to Cardiff City, but Maghoma revealed that their cup exit had no influence on their league form. 

“There was no hangover from the City game,” he said to the Sheffield Telegraph. “We started well against a team low on confidence and had some early chances."

Blades have funds

Sheffield United's co-chairman Jim Phipps says that the Blades will invest more money this season.

The club received a sizeable fee for defender Harry Maguire over the summer and Phipps says that they have plans to re-invest the funds. 

“The money is in the club," he said to the Yorkshire Post. "We will spend the £1m this year, probably this year, and the £1m next year, next year.”

Evans demands ruthless streak

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans says that he is frustrated to see his side continuing to play well, but not pick up points.

The Millers lost to Ipswich Town at the weekend, despite being the better side for large parts of the match, and Evans says that is a habit his team must break out of.

"We played exceptionally well but we need an end product," he said to the Star.

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