Chris Sutton: This is what everybody wants to see happen to Leeds
By Amir Mir
Chris Sutton believes “everybody” wants to see promotion hopefuls Leeds make a return to the Premier League.
Garry Monk’s side are hoping to secure a top six place in the Championship which will give them a big chance of ending their 13-year drought from the top flight.
There are five matches of the season remaining and with five points separating them and the chasing pack, a couple more wins could see them over the line.
Former Celtic striker Sutton was clear in which division he would like to see the Yorkshire club playing next term.
“Everybody wants to see Leeds back in the Premier League,” Sutton told the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio Five Live.
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Over the course of the season, Monk’s side have been particularly strong on home soil this term as they have to play two of their remaining five matches at Elland Road.
This Friday, they will travel to St James’ Park to take on a Newcastle side that could have earned promotion by the time a ball is kicked, all depending on results from earlier on in the day.
Thereafter, they will host Midlands outfit Wolves before taking on Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion on April 22.
Leeds will play their last home match of the campaign against managerless Norwich on April 29, with the Canaries having recently thumped promotion hopefuls Reading 7-1.
By the time Monk’s side take on relegation-threatened Wigan on the last day of the season, the Englishmen will be hopeful his team have secured a top-six spot.
In other Leeds news, Premier League midfielder has admitted that he would love to play at Elland Road.