Gary Lineker reacts to Leeds finishing third in Championship

Ex-Spurs player Gary Lineker looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on April 10, 2016 in London, England.

Leeds United play Derby County in the playoff semi-final this month.

Dark Clouds form over Elland road as First Division football becomes a reality during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Leeds United and Charlton Athletic at Elland Road on May...

It has been confirmed that Leeds United will face Derby County in the playoff semi-finals.

Despite losing 3-2 at Ipswich Town on the final day of the season, Leeds held on to third spot.

The reason for this is because West Brom, the closest team to the Whites in the table, lost 3-1 at Derby.

In doing so, Frank Lampard's side confirmed their sixth-placed finish to set up an intriguing tie with the West Yorkshire outfit.

 

Earlier this season, Leeds were fined £200,000 by the English Football League for the 'Spygate' saga which saw Marcelo Bielsa send someone to observe Lampard's training session on the eve of welcoming the Rams to Elland Road.

It's the Chelsea's first season in senior management, and Gary Lineker has praised Lampard on Twitter.

Leeds have comfortably beaten County on both occasions this season - a 4-1 win at Pride Park in August, and the 2-0 victory at Elland Road in January. The latter was one of United's best performances this season and it'll be interesting to see if Bielsa can reinvigorate his troops in time.

The morale is low in the Whites' camp right now after losing three of their last four games, but it's imperative that the veteran Argentine picks them up.

A general view of Elland Road as play continues in the second half during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 8, 2018 in...

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