By Beck Pascal

18th Jun, 2022 | 10:10pm

Jermaine Beckford insists he is not excited ahead of Leeds United 2022/23 campaign

Jermaine Beckford has insisted that he is not excited looking ahead to the 2022/23 Premier League season for Leeds United. 

The Whites have looked to right last season’s wrongs with three major signings already in the summer window in the shape of Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen and most recently Marc Roca. 

Despite that, the former Elland Road man is yet to wipe the 2021/22 relegation fight nightmare from his memory.

When asked whether he was looking forward to next season, he told Yorkshire Evening Post: “No I’m not,” he explains.

“I’m still getting over last season. I think Wolves followed by Southampton is a good start for us. Obviously, both clubs are very, very good footballing sides and they are both very organised.

“But they are both also beatable so I’m more than happy to see that start of the season.

“If we can pick up a win and a draw in those two games and get a few points on the board early doors then naturally all that is going to do is build confidence and we will be able to build some kind of momentum off the back of that as well.

“I am not saying they are easy games because they are not but I would much prefer the start of this season than what we had last season or the season before so I will take that, absolutely.”

Learning curve. 

You just never know what is going to happen in football but hopefully, a season like that never happens to Leeds again.

It wasn’t just poor form thaw saw them almost nailed on for relegation on the last day of the season. 

An entire season of injuries to star men, covid cases and poor managerial decisions as well as all-round rotten luck saw the Whites in such a bad state. 

At times you had to laugh otherwise you would cry because the west Yorkshire outfit was being put to a brutally unfair test but one they passed nonetheless.

Beckford is undoubtedly joking about not being excited about next season. How can you see the business that Victor Orta and co are doing and not grin with anticipation at what the future holds?

Of course, they can’t afford to get carried away because spending money far from guarantees success and there is a lot of work still to be done.

In other Leeds United news, Chris Sutton has teared Leeds to shreds, sharing a major transfer view after a recent “disaster”.