Alan Brazil and Ray Parlour have rubbished claims from talkSPORT shock jock Adrian Durham, who said Leeds United would be relegated this season and Marcelo Bielsa would leave the club.

Talking on his Drive show on Thursday, Durham said, “Leeds will be relegated and Bielsa will leave. What’s wrong with that? They’re a newly-promoted side and here’s the thing.

“I think recruitment has shown a bit of a disregard for the levels required in the Premier League.”

Brazil responded to Durham’s claim on the Breakfast show on Friday morning (talkSPORT, Friday, 7.30am).

“I can’t wait for Adrian to go to Elland Rd,” Brazil said. “What is going on with him?”

Ray Parlour replied saying, “I think Leeds will be fine. I put them in the same category as West Ham, Newcastle, Burnley… Maybe they’re lacking a bit in firepower, but I think Leeds will be fine.”

Brazil wants to see Leeds play their normal swashbuckling football and said, “I hope they think, ‘We won the Championship, let’s go out there and play’. I hope they don’t change.

“It’s going to be great. I’ve got no association with Leeds but I remember them playing Celtic when I was a kid. I love watching Leeds United. There’s something special about them.”

Durham knows the buttons to press

If you get annoyed by things that Adrian Durham says then you really shouldn’t be listening to his show.

Durham has forged a very successful career by pressing the right buttons and winding fans up.

He said that Leeds’ recruitment has shown a disregard for the Premier League, but Bielsa has brought in Spain’s number nine and a Germany international.

Durham’s comments just don’t make any sense, as evidenced by Darren Gough laughing at him on the show.

Plenty of fans fell for his tricks, though, and part of Durham’s success is the reactions on social media.

The stronger these are, the better the job Durham has done.

Our advice? Don’t fall for the fishing tricks of people like Durham. Enjoy the banter for what it is and focus on what’s important for Leeds.

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