Ian Wright thinks Leeds United will move to the next level once fans return to Elland Road in and ‘a couple of signings’ are brought in.

The BBC pundit was impressed with the Whites showing against Manchester United and believes they could have won that game if supporters were in attendance.

He believes a sold-out Elland Road will give Leeds a significant advantage next term and suggested a couple of additions to the squad could make a big impact.

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Wright told the Wrighty’s House podcast, “Once Leeds get the crowd back in, a couple more signings, I’m telling you… It’s amazing, simply because… In the game against Man United, the fans would really have ramped that up and Leeds would have gone for it with even more gusto.

“Because you haven’t got the crowds to give you that extra bit to go for teams… when we get that back we’ll get football back properly.”

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Wright, like many pundits, is a big fan of the way Leeds have played this season.

He described our performance against Man United as a “masterpiece” and dismissed claims that Marcelo Bielsa is one-dimensional [Wrighty’s House].

And the former striker is right to suggest we will only get better once fans return and signings are made.

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We have drawn five games at home this term, including big games against Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

With extra backing from the stands it is very possible the players would have found an extra level to find a winner in those games.

We are looking forward to returning and after a year out we expect Elland Road to be even more special than when we were last there.

And with a new left-back and midfielder to potentially cheer on we predict Leeds can challenge for the European places next season.

In other Leeds United news, Report: Young winger from Man City joins Leeds as Whites focus on future.


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