Alan Irvine takes dig at Leeds fans ahead of Norwich clash
By Harvey Byrne
Norwich caretaker manager Alan Irvine has taken a dig at the Leeds support, claiming their demands make Elland Road a difficult place to play for their own team.
The prestigious English club are known for their vocal support and often take large numbers to both home and away matches.
Garry Monk’s side also have a fine home record this season with 45 of their 73 points picked up at Elland Road.
However, ahead of Norwich’s travels to the famous ground, Irvine has spoken in his pre-match press conference, as covered by the club’s official Twitter account about how Leeds’ fans expectations makes it hard for their own team to play in front of their crowd.
Alan: "It's a difficult place to go but it can sometimes be a difficult place to play for the home team because of the demands of the fans."
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) April 28, 2017
Leeds have struggled for form of late with just one win from their last six league games, leaving them outside of the play-offs with two matches left.
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However, their one victory did come at Elland Road with a convincing 3-0 win over Simon Grayson’s Preston on 8 April.
The Whites’ fan base will be hoping for a similar score line this weekend and they will be keen for their side to show a determination to pick up the full three points against a side with nothing left to play for bar pride.
In other Leeds news, a Sky Sports pundit has given his Whites promotion verdict.