Jamie Carragher makes Leeds admission, fans will love this
By Dominic Toner
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he wouldn’t mind seeing Leeds back in the Premier League next season.
The Whites are hopeful of a return to the top flight and have been transformed by the summer appointment of manager Garry Monk.
They have been vying for promotion all season, but their play-off hopes were dealt a major blow on Monday after a home defeat to Wolves.
Monk’s side slipped out of the top six on goal difference and now have just three games remaining to make sure they are involved in the play-offs at the end of the season.
Sky Sports pundit Carragher revealed that he would love to see a historical English side back in the top flight, claiming that he would gladly welcome the return of either Leeds or Sheffield Wednesday to the Premier League next season.
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Both Yorkshire clubs have enjoyed great success during the history of English football and have won seven top flight titles between them.
“It would be nice if, no disrespect to the other teams in the play-offs, if a Sheffield Wednesday or a Leeds come back (to the Premier League),” Carragher told Sky Sports 1’s Monday Night Football programme. “You know one of those big historical clubs.”
Leeds have not been in the Premier League since their relegation in the 2003-04 season and even spent three campaigns battling in League One.
They are now in their shape in years and there is a real belief around Elland Road that they can achieve promotion this season.
The Yorkshire giants now face three crucial fixtures against Burton, Norwich and Wigan as they try to break back into the play-off places.
Leeds have been spearheaded by 28-goal striker Chris Wood, while Monk has also managed to build a formidable defence.
Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday are currently fifth-placed in the Championship and are looking to end their exile from the Premier League.