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Paul Robinson has said that Leeds will play local rivals in behind-closed-doors friendlies to ensure their players get up to match fitness as quickly as possible if and when 19/20 fixtures resume.

All football is currently suspended in the UK and all the Leeds players are training on their own at home.

There’s no date set for the remaining fixtures to be played and that poses a problem for match fitness.

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Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “Leeds will play friendlies behind closed doors as we near the season starting again, absolutely.

“Once the dates are announced teams like Leeds will play at their training grounds.

“Leeds will make use of local clubs in lower down leagues and that will work for both of them.

“Leeds will play the likes of Doncaster, Rotherham, teams around that sort of level.”

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What we wouldn’t give at the moment for a game like Leeds v Doncaster, streamed live from Thorp Arch.

Perhaps one of the good things to come out of this will be that we realise how lucky we’ve been, with huge games streamed live every day on TV.

It could also bring fans together and make watching live games a much more pleasant experience for everyone.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay admits photo of senior Leeds man ‘not a good look’ with country shutting down


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