Eddie Gray delivers Leeds verdict ahead of Cambridge FA Cup clash
By Emma Sanders
Eddie Gray believes the Leeds support is the big difference this season and are the reason why Garry Monk’s side can go into their FA Cup clash against Cambridge with confidence.
The Leeds legend stated the Elland Road faithful have helped to take the pressure off the players by not turning on their side in crunch matches.
Gray was speaking to LUTV ahead of the clash against Cambridge on Monday evening and said that after a disappointing first half against Rotherham, the fans stayed with the team and they ended up winning 3-0 with a much-improved second-half performance.
The club’s official account released a short video of Gray’s comments in a post on Twitter.
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“Big crowds are coming to the games now and they’re right behind the team. That helps the players as they don’t feel as much pressure,” Gray told LUTV.
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Leeds will go head-to-head with the League Two outfit in the third round of the FA Cup on the back of an impressive 3-0 victory against Rotherham.
Monk’s side have been in great form this season and despite a close 1-1 draw against Aston Villa, they have dominated their league opponents in the last month.
Leeds have already enjoyed some success in the cup after they reached the quarter-final of the EFL Cup before being knocked out by Liverpool in a tight game at Anfield.
The last time Leeds won the FA Cup was way back in 1972 and that remains the only time they have lifted the prestigious trophy despite picking up three first division titles.
Last season, Leeds were knocked out in the fifth round following a 1-0 defeat against Watford.
In other Leeds news, this is why Monk must start Tyler Denton v Cambridge.