By Mark Smith

18th Sep, 2021 | 4:10pm

Jeff Stelling launches Leeds debate, Kris Boyd reacts on Sky

Jeff Stelling has once again compared Leeds United with Sheffield United after yet another match without a win.

The Whites travelled to Newcastle last night but failed to take their chances and left St James’ Park with a 1-1 draw.

Kris Boyd was one of those who insisted European football was nowhere near last season, and he reminded the panel of that on Sky Sports this afternoon.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday this afternoon, Stelling posed an interesting question to his panel.

“Last season we said exactly that about Sheffield United at the start of the season, as soon as they get a win they’ll be ok,” he said.

“The previous season, they finished with 54 points – Leeds got 59, but nobody anticipated how that second would go.”

Boyd was one of those to make that comparison last season, and he laughed after being ridiculed for it.

“I’m surprised they haven’t won a game of football so far in the league this season,” he said.

“I think I was ridiculed and laughed at when I said that. I don’t think Leeds will be in a relation fight, but in terms of Leeds pushing on and being up there – there’s a long, long way away from that.”

Not happy.

Marcelo Bielsa will have been as frustrated as anyone watching last night as the Whites wasted so many of their opportunities.

Stelling insisted that those claiming that one win will sort Leeds out, are likely the same people who said the same about the Blades last season.

They were relegated to the Championship with a horrible record, and any comparisons are ludicrous at this early stage of the season.

Yes, things aren’t clicking at this moment in time, but injuries and suspensions have ravaged through the squad and that has led to changes in every single game.

Once Bielsa has stability and can name strong sides time after time, the consistency on the pitch should follow.

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