By Pranav Shahaney

22nd May, 2022 | 8:45am

Phil Hay: Leeds United in better financial situation than 2004 and 2007 in case of relegation

Phil Hay believes that Leeds United will be in a better financial situation than 2004 and 2007 if they get relegated.

The Whites face a do or die battle against Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday, May 22, which is the final day of the season.

They need to better the result Burnley get against Newcastle and if the Clarets win that one, then regardless of Leeds’ result against the Bees, they’re doomed for relegation.

Discussing the financial ramifications of relegation on The Athletic, Hay wrote, “Financially, Leeds should be in a better state than they were in 2004 or 2007. That’s pretty obvious.

“But we’ve all seen how hard it is to get out of the Championship. Teams coming down tend to be stronger and stronger at that level but still, it would need money and it would need a very effective plan.”

Destined for relegation?

It seems like the Whites are fighting a losing battle on the final day of the Premier League season.

While Newcastle will be a tougher opponent than Brentford, the Bees have been in tremendous form recently and beating them will not be easy.

It’s the last home game of the campaign for them so there will be a party atmosphere in West London.

Leeds can either take advantage of that and catch them being complacent or get sucked into it and end up on the losing side.

This is going to be an extremely nerve-racking two hours for Leeds fans all over the world and we cannot wait for the action to unfold.

If there ever was a game that the club needed Raphinha to win single-handedly, it’s this one and the Brazilian will be our player to be watch.

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