Confirmed: Leeds chief slams squad - confirms Euro camp to boost promotion hopes
Leeds United are set to jet out to Spain for a training camp on Monday as the club look to secure promotion from the Championship this season.
The club’s managing director Angus Kinnear revealed in his programme notes, available on the club’s official website, that the first team squad would be leaving on a week-long European adventure, as he slammed the players for their on-field indiscretions in recent weeks.
He confirmed that manager Thomas Christiansen will be working his players extra hard during their time away, with double training sessions lined up in order to prepare the side for the second half of the season.
Kinnear also says that he is confident the squad can push for promotion to the Premier League this month, which would be a huge achievement considering they are already 10 points off the top two, four points off fifth and behind Sheffield United in sixth on goal difference.
Leeds have endured a difficult run of form in recent weeks, having failed to pick up a victory in any of their last four matches, a run which stretches back to their 2-1 win over Burton Albion on Boxing Day.
They have seen two players suspended in as many games during that period, Samu Saiz handed a six match ban for spitting and Eunan O’Kane a three game suspension for a headbutt against Ipswich, and Kinnear confirmed the squad had held a specific meeting over their discipline.
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