By David Woods

18th Feb, 2020 | 1:15pm

'Whenever they play in London' – Jim White makes big claim about Leeds away fans

talkSPORT host Jim White has hailed Leeds United fans as “brilliant” and said that whenever they play in London “there are Leeds fans everywhere”.

He also said the club simply had to get back to the Premier League this season.

White was talking with former Leeds United player Alex Bruce about Leeds and whether they could finally get back to the top flight.

White said he thought they would do it this season but added they “can’t afford” to be tagged as also-rans again.

Talking on the Jim White Show (talkSPORT, Tuesday, 12pm) he said, “The Leeds fans are brilliant. Whenever they play in London there are Leeds fans everywhere.”

Alex Bruce, who played for Leeds between 2010 and 2012 agreed and said, “They’re a great club to play for, but the pressure gets to you. You can see that now with some of the results. I think they’ll have enough to go up this season, though.”

“They can’t afford to have the tag of also-rans again,” White said. “They simply have to go up this time.”

Bruce pointed to the last two games as evidence of a resurgence for Leeds after a poor run of form and said, “The result against Bristol City was huge. I saw them play against Brentford and they were unlucky to go one goal down.”

White ended the discussion by saying, “I think they’ll do it.”

All Leeds aren’t we?

Best fans in the Championship? It’s hard to argue with that when Elland Road is consistently sold out and every allocation taken up for away games.

You’d forgive Leeds fans for not travelling down to London given our terrible run of form there but, as Jim White pointed out, they’re everywhere when Bielsa is in town. Not bad for such a huge city.

Leeds took 1,400 fans to an Under-18s game at Old Trafford earlier this month and had an army of over 500 Norwegian fans travel over for the game against Bristol City at the weekend.

The fact is, they’re the best fans outside the Premier League and if Bielsa does get his side promoted, they’ll give anyone a run for their money in the top flight.

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