By Mark Smith

23rd May, 2021 | 8:05pm

Jeff Stelling hits back at Kris Boyd over shocking Leeds claims this season

Jeff Stelling launched a passionate defence of Leeds United live on Sky Sports this afternoon ahead of the final day fixtures.

Kris Boyd has previously called the Whites overrated and even stated they were underachieving, something that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Stelling hit back, with Leeds already breaking the points set by Wolves and Sheffield United in recent seasons after promotion.

Speaking while live-on-air this afternoon, Boyd and Stelling went straight into the deep end and left the likes of Paul Merson in hysterics.

“Kris Boyd, Leeds are guaranteed a top-10 finish,” he said.

“They’ve gained a record number of points, what have you got to say to Leeds fans who you told earlier this season that their side was overrated and underachieving.

Boyd responded in typical fashion and started naming facts that appeared to add no weight to his argument yet again.

“As I said, Wolves came up from the Championship and finished 7th, Sheffield untied came up and finished 9th, so if Leeds finish above that, then it’s a fantastic season.

Steeling hit back and was fighting the corner of the Whites as they prepared to take on West Brom at Elland Road.

“They’ve got a record number of points, Leeds have already got more points than that.”

Boyd was straight into defensive mode and was scrambling for answers as the pressure was clearly raising around him

“I’m not wrong, I’ll never, never admit it.”

Scrambling.

Boyd has had to consistently stand behind his words, no matter how embarrassing they actually were at the beginning of the season.

No one expected the Whites to finish in the top half, but they have done it easily, and he wouldn’t have been expecting that.

Stelling was there fighting the corner of Leeds, and it was Paul Merson left in tears despite having many of his own shockers throughout this season.

Finishing the season with four straight wins could even have fired us into the Europa League if results went our way, but it wasn’t to be.

Wolves only got there two years ago due to the lack of competition and shocking years from some of the so-called top six.

The Whites are here to stay unlike them and Sheffield United, just you wait and see.

In other Leeds United news, BBC Journalist: This is how the Whites fans reacted to Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road this afternoon