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28th Oct, 2016 | 2:01pm

Gary McAllister delivers Leeds verdict, suggests club are playing below their weight

By Harvey Byrne

Former Leeds player and manager Gary McAllister has stated that the club are playing below their weight, but that there are signs they are on their way back to England’s top flight.

The famous Yorkshire club suffered relegation from the Premier League in 2004 with Eddie Gray in charge of the club.

They haven’t returned to the top flight since and even dropped down to England’s third tier between 2007 and 2010.

Now McAllister, who spent six years at Elland Road as a player between 1990 and 1996 and 11 months as a manager in 2008, has been speaking about the club after their EFL Cup draw against another one of McAllister’s former club’s, Liverpool.

“I still see Leeds United as a Premier League side, there’s no doubt in my mind they’d be a plus for the top division,” said McAllister, as quoted by the official Liverpool website.

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“It’s a one-club city with a fantastic fanbase. They’re punching below their weight but there are definite signs that Leeds are on their way back.

“They should be in the top division. This fixture goes way back, there have been some great games and great players at both clubs.”

With Leeds set to face Liverpool at Anfield in the quarter-final stages of the EFL Cup they will also have their eyes firmly set on the league campaign.

Garry Monk’s team are currently sat in 10th place and three points behind Bristol City in sixth place.

They have a home clash coming up against Nigel Clough’s Burton team on Saturday and they will be keen continue their recent good form.

In other Leeds news, Silvestri has revealed the secrets behind his penalty shoot-out heroics.