By Coral Barry
Toumani Diagouraga has hinted that the club need to reconnect with their fans after another difficult season for the Yorkshire club.
The 28-year-old midfielder joined from Brentford in January and has hinted he has noticed a negative atmosphere at Elland Road.
Massimo Cellino has consistently overshadowed the club since taking over in 2014 and this year was no different with the Leeds owner firing Uwe Rosler after just 12 games in charge and publicly questioning his replacement manager, Steve Evans on several occasions since his appointment in October.
“Time to go Massimo” has been a constant theme for Leeds fans on social media and outside the stadium this season with protests against the Italian owner popping up through-out the campaign.
Diagouraga has helped his side to three league victories in a row with two goals in two games, but has hinted that to be successful in the future Leeds need to somehow reconnect with the many disillusioned fans.
“We probably need a few new signings and more wins and to get everyone together – the whole club, the fans, the players and giving it a good go,” said Diagouraga speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“Everyone is happy and everyone can’t wait to play another game, everyone is looking forward to another game. Since I have been here it has always been unified here but sometimes you get the rub of the green and sometimes you don’t.”
Another off the pitch scandal has hit the club this week with Cellino’s son, Edoardo banned for three matches by the Football League for abusive social media comments and a string of high profile players urging the Italian to step down as owner.
The Premier League’s Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere all appeared in @WhiteLeedsSite’s twitter video on Wednesday night saying the phrase “time to go Massimo.”
The video has caused quite a stir on social media and is the latest in wave of unwanted distractions for Leeds.
Leeds have just three league games left to play and will be hoping to at least remain in the top half of the Championship table.
Next up for the Whites is a trip to fourth placed and promotion contenders Hull on Saturday.
In other Leeds news, Diagouraga has given his verdict on what the club need to do in the summer.