Leeds United remain well on course to win a long-awaited promotion back into the Premier League under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa.
The Yorkshire-based side are currently sat top of the Championship table, and seven points clear of third-placed Fulham with just nine games remaining in this year’s campaign.
However, due to recent off-the-field events, that push for promotion has been called to an abrupt halt, with no scheduled return date being finalised as of yet.
Leeds’ last match was against Huddersfield Town, all the way back on the 3rd March, where they ran out 2-0 winners on the day at Elland Road.
One player that has played a starring role in their recent upturn in form is Luke Ayling, who has made 29 appearances in all competitions this season for the Whites. The full-back has also chipped in with four goals and four assists this season for Bielsa’s men.
Ayling recently took to Twitter to reveal that he is missing football badly now, as the wait goes on for it to return to our lives.
Missing it bad now 😭😭😭💙💙💙 https://t.co/q44B6c6MPz
— Luke Ayling (@lukeayling_8) May 10, 2020
Ayling’s stunning strike against Huddersfield Town will be a goal that lives long in the memory of the Elland Road faithful, and he’ll be hoping he can continue to play his part in their push towards the Premier League when football gets back underway.
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I think he speaks for the majority of the Elland Road faithful!
It’s a hugely frustrating time to be a Leeds supporter, as they had built some serious momentum in the race for promotion, so the off-the-field events couldn’t have come at a worse time.
I still can’t see any team standing in Leeds’ way when football does eventually return though, and they seem destined to be playing their football in the Premier League next season.
I’m intrigued to see how they’d cope with this squad in the top-flight, as Marcelo Bielsa has shown that he can get the best out of a group of players that have previously struggled in the Championship.