By Craig Scott

7th Jun, 2020 | 12:30pm

'Hope EFL are looking into this', 'Genius' - Many Leeds fans '100%' agree with Phil Hay tweet

Leeds United fans have welcomed the ideas of artificial crowd noise being used at Elland Road for the side’s behind-closed-doors fixtures over the coming weeks.

Leeds are set to resume their Championship campaign on June 20 with their sights firmly set on winning automatic promotion to the Premier League.

However the Whites will have to play out their remaining nine games in the eery silence of empty stadiums and a quiet Elland Road simply doesn’t sit right with a lot of people.

When the Bundesliga returned to our television screens last month, it was weird to watch matches that were in pretty much complete silence.

Although the matches themselves were quite good, it felt a lot harder to watch when all you could hear were coaches shouting to players and players to one another.

On Saturday, Bayer Leverkusen’s game was aired on BT Sport and fake crowd noise was added to the coverage to add a bit more normality to what was on show.

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The Athletic journalist Phil Hay took to Twitter to say that the fake atmosphere removed the feeling that the game was being played in a closed stadium.

And a lot of Leeds fans are in agreement with Hay and hope the EFL introduce the same thing in the Championship.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

In other Leeds United news, this update on Daniel James could be music to the ears of Leeds.