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20th Oct, 2016 | 8:33pm

Danny Mills: Cellino has created huge expectations this season

By Amir Mir

Former Leeds defender Danny Mills believes owner Massimo Cellino has been “very clever” with supporters in regard to the club’s promotion push this season.

The controversial owner has offered to pay back 50 per cent of fans’ season tickets, if the Yorkshire club fail to make it to the play-offs this season.

As things stand the Whites are 14th in the league table, with 17 points, four off the final play-off spot, which is currently held by Sheffield Wednesday.

Unless they improve dramatically Cellino will be paying out a lot of money at the end of the season.

However, former England international Mills thinks it’s a really smart move.

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“The expectation level is huge,” Mills told Sky Sports News, as quoted by HITC. “The owner has been very clever this year. If they don’t get into the play-offs you get half your season ticket money back. It’s a great incentive.”

Cellino appointed former Premier League manager Garry Monk in the summer to help lead the side to the top-flight of English football for the first time in 12 years.

The former Swansea boss has picked up five wins, two draws and six losses since taking charge at the start of the season.

Monk’s side travel to Wolves on Saturday afternoon, as Leeds search for their first win since October 1.

In other Leeds team news, midfielder Eunan O’Kane believes there is no limit to the talent this duo possess.