By David Woods

19th Jul, 2020 | 12:36pm

Phil Hay confirms whether Derby will give Leeds Guard of Honour at Pride Park

Derby County are going to give Leeds United a Guard of Honour this afternoon at Pride Park. 

Speculation has been rife about whether Derby would grant Leeds a Guard of Honour, led possibly by Wayne Rooney.

The two sides fell foul of each other last season over the Spygate scandal.

That was used to mock Leeds when Derby County knocked them out of the play-offs.

However, Leeds are set to get the last laugh this afternoon after being crowned champions and The Athletic journalist Phil Hay confirmed the news that Leeds fans have been waiting for.

Writing in a fan Q&A ahead of the game he said, “Oh, and PS – guard of honour confirmed. It’s happening.”

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This is the cherry on top for Leeds fans.

We had doubts about whether the Derby players would be able to do the Guard of Honour for their rivals, but fair play to them for this. It can’t be easy but Leeds have deserved it.

We’re not even big fans of Guards of Honour, but getting one off Derby after last season will be special.

It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours for Leeds, following the win against Barnsley on Thursday.

Promotion was secured on Friday when West Brom lost. We were crowned champions on Saturday when Brentford finally lost after a run of eight consecutive victories.

Now we’re getting the Guard of Honour at Pride Park. This is turning into the perfect weekend.

Will Leeds be able to deliver the performance that all this deserves? That we’re not sure about.

The Leeds players have been partying hard and the shots of the players turning up at Pride Park drinking coffee doesn’t fill us full of confidence.

Brilliantly, it doesn’t matter.

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