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Noel Whelan insists it is “really important” that Leeds United find a way to interact with fans as he shared his plan for a supporter experience that’s a big upgrade on the Bundesliga.

The former Leeds striker and boyhood supporter of the Whites, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims the Elland Road faithful have already played a “huge part” in the club’s promotion push.

English football is pencilled in to return without fans next month, while the German top-flight has been staged behind closed doors for nearly two weeks.

Lifelong Leeds fan Whelan, who attends all the club’s matches as a pundit for BBC radio, believes there are improvements to be made on the Bundesliga experience.

Whelan told Football Insider: “I think it’s really important that we get some kind of link; interviews afterwards live with the players, the players giving messages out to the fans and vice versa.

“I think that’s really important that everyone still believes and everyone is still together as one. I’m sure the club are thinking about that because the fans have got a huge part, a massive to play up to this point it’s stopped in the season.

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“I’m sure they’ll want to integrate whatever they’re doing now, while the fans are away, and try and bring them as close to the game as possible.” 

Leeds were top of the Championship with nine matches remaining when the season was called to a halt in mid-March.

The club are back in full training and eager to push for the promotion that would end their 16-year stay in the Football League.

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