By Craig Scott

19th Feb, 2020 | 7:40pm

Vinnie Jones claims Leeds fans put couple of legends 'in their place' at event he attended

Vinne Jones has claimed that a couple of Leeds United legends thought that he should not have attended the club’s centenary dinner.

Leeds held a black-tie event at their Centenary Pavilion to celebrate their 100th birthday in October, with former players like Jones, Howard Wilkinson, Gordon Strachan, Johnny Giles, Norman Hunter and more in attendance.

Jones has revealed that he did not get the best reception from some of the ex-pros but is grateful to how the fans reacted to his arrival.

“I pray to God they don’t f*** it all up again, which they have done for quite a few years now. It’s a mental block we need to overcome,” Jones told the Sun.

“But once they get back to the  Premier League, I don’t think there will be any stopping this club.

“I recently attended the Leeds’ centenary dinner and the reception I got from fans was unbelievable.

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“There were a couple of club legends who probably thought I shouldn’t have been there but the reaction from fans put them in their place.

“Leeds are so close now and have a fantastic manager in Bielsa, who everybody seems to love.”

After their win against Bristol City on Saturday, Leeds have opened up a bit of a gap between themselves and third place again.

Although they remain second, they’re at least three points clear of third-placed Fulham, who surprisingly lost at home against struggling Barnsley at the weekend.

Bielsa’s men were the only team in the top seven to win at the weekend and that bodes well for the coming weeks as it could mean the momentum is about to shift in the Whites’ favour and Jones will get his wish of seeing his former club back in the Premier League.

In other Leeds United news, a journalist has called on the EFL to take action against the club after a recent announcement was made.