By Craig Scott

3rd Apr, 2022 | 7:43pm

Ebanie Bridges shares what Jesse Marsch told her behind the scenes at Leeds United draw v Southampton

Australian boxer Ebanie Bridges joined Josh Warrington on the pitch at Elland Road on Saturday as Leeds United drew 1-1 with Southampton.

IBF bantamweight title-holder Bridges, 35, is a Leeds fan thanks to a Twitter vote and was welcomed to Elland Road, along with Warrington, as a world champion.

After the game, the Blonde Bomber met Leeds manager Jesse Marsch and in a tweet on Sunday morning [3 April], she shares what the American told her.

“Great to meet and have a chat to Leeds’ new head coach Jesse March,” said Bridges via her personal Twitter account, where she also posted an image of herself with the Whites boss.

“He’s a big boxing fan and I loved hearing about some of his motivation tactics!

“Seems to be working, we’ve been doing alright [in the] last few weeks.

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“Let’s hope this man can keep the ball rolling.”

Marsching on together

Marsch has done a good job since taking charge of Leeds because it’s quite hard to see the Whites getting relegated now.

Back-to-back wins over Norwich and Wolves before the international break, plus this draw against Southampton has put the Yorkshire club in a good position.

While we’re not out of the dogfight just yet, we’re better positioned than all of the other four teams who are in trouble.

As it stands, Leeds are eight points clear of Watford in 18th and in the relegation zone.

Yes, Everton and Burnley have some games in hand against Leeds but one of those is against each other, which takes place at Turf Moor on Wednesday this week.

From our point of view, a win for Everton would probably be better as it keeps the bottom three as they are but also a draw could be better.

Either way, we don’t want Burnley to win and for any of those three bottom clubs to get any closer to us on 30 points.

You get the feeling that one or two more wins in our last seven matches should be more than enough to see the Whites to safety.

In other Leeds United news, yet another round of contract talks have stalled for a key player at Elland Road.