By Mark Smith

12th Mar, 2020 | 4:00pm

Danny Mills comments on behind closed door fixtures as inevitable draws closer for Leeds

Danny Mills has commented on the possibility of Leeds United having to play their Championship fixtures behind closed doors.

The former Whites star recalled a UEFA Cup game Leeds had against Partizan Belgrade, claiming it was a strange night all together.

Mills believes it will mean that important games will now feel like academy fixtures due to the lack of atmosphere in the grounds.

The Sky Sports pundit did, however, admit that desperate times call for desperate measures and the Coronavirus threat is seriously getting worst day by day.

“We had a UEFA cup game and it was very similar to playing behind closed doors,” he told Sky Sports.

“It’s unusual, it’s difficult. It’s a little bit like playing a reserve team game, it’s not the same. You want fans, you feed off the fans’ energy but we are now in a time of needs-must.

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“We were happy to play the game, you get on with it as a player, it’s your job. Yes, you want fans in the ground but if it can’t happen, it can’t happen.”

The inevitable reality that games will need to be played behind closed doors is closing in, with three Premier League clubs admitting this week they have isolated some players showing symptoms of the coronavirus.

La Liga and the Serie A have both been postponed until further notice, and UEFA are set to have a meeting on Tuesday to discuss their plans – something which could have an effect on the Premier League and the EFL [Sky Sports].

It would be majorly disappointing if Leeds were to secure promotion behind closed doors, but we would definitely take that. Mills is spot-on – safety must come first with fears rising.

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