By Daniel Feliciano

17th Mar, 2023 | 8:10pm

Joleon Lescott shares Leeds United 'nightmare' relegation verdict ahead of Premier League clash v Wolves

Joleon Lescott has admitted that he expects Leeds United to be relegated from the Premier League this season ahead of their clash with Wolves on Saturday (18 March).

The Whites fought back from a losing position twice to earn a 2-2 draw against Brighton at Elland Road last week (11 March), but fell to 19th place in the table as results went against them – leaving them one point adrift of safety.

With just five points separating the bottom nine teams in the table, Lescott told LiveScore (17 March) that while it will be a “nightmare” scenario for fans to follow their team through, he thinks three of Leeds, Southampton, Bournemouth or Nottingham Forest will go down.

“Six-pointers always have a lot of extra focus and pressure attached, so losing them can be a real hammer blow to morale,” he wrote.

“For the Irons, I still have faith in David Moyes’ men to get over the line.

“I’m sure fans are getting a bit nervous but I just feel their quality will eventually shine through when it counts. Similar comments would also apply to Leicester and Wolves.

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“Southampton, Leeds and Bournemouth start the weekend in the bottom three and if I was being pressed for a trio to drop, that wouldn’t be far off who I’d go for.

“I was worried for Forest but they seem to be playing with great spirit, so perhaps Steve Cooper’s side are going to prove me wrong.

“It’s a nightmare to follow if your team is in the thick of it but for neutrals, I’m sure it’s going to be a lot of fun.”


There is a lot of doubt and worry about Leeds’ situation at Elland Road right now because of the upcoming fixtures and position we’re in, but we’re certainly capable of pulling ourselves out of trouble.

The squad we have built in recent years is more than capable of being a Premier League squad, and the thing that has let us down is a lack of goals and a poor approach from the manager.

Defensively we’ve been far too open and Javi Gracia is trying to make us more solid at the back to increase our chances of victory, because you simply can’t rely on scoring multiple goals per game to get points.

No team has won fewer games in the Premier League this season than Leeds, so it’s no shock that pundits and so-called experts are picking us to go down with just 12 games left.

But fans have to stay confident that we will win the games we have against the sides around us in the table, and that starts with not losing against Wolves this weekend.

In other Leeds news, Whites ace “was angry” at club after his exit, admits he wants return following Marsch sacking.

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