By Neil Champney

25th May, 2020 | 6:31pm

'What a club' - Former Leeds midfielder heaps praise on Whites amid Coronavirus uncertainty

Former Leeds United midfielder Andy Couzens has taken to Twitter to heap praise on his old club for their handling of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

The Whites have made it very clear that they wish to conclude their Championship campaign on the pitch, despite the fact that they would awarded the title automatically if the division were to be decided on a points per game average.

Playing and coaching staff were also quick to agree to a wage deferral back at the end of March to help sure up the clubs finances and pay other employees during this difficult time.

And Couzens, who started his senior career at Elland Road, has been quick to laud his old team.

Writing on his personal account, he said: “Leeds United, what a club.

“First thing they did before anyone else was for the players to take a cut to pay all the other staff.

“First to test their own players out of the chairman’s pocket, and now [they] want to play the season out even though the PPG would give us promotion”.

Couzens has summed it up pretty nicely here, hasn’t he?

The way that this crisis has been handled by senior figures at the club has been commendable from beginning to end.

Morally, they have really stepped up to the plate by implementing a wage deferral policy nice and early to help out with finances, while on a professional level, they have maintained their integrity throughout.

As Couzens points out, it would have been very easy for the Whites to push for the season to be ended, taking promotion without lifting a finger.

Instead, we’re insisting on doing things properly, and showing everybody else how things should be done.

We’re proud to be Leeds all the time anyway, but right now, we’re even prouder than usual.

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