By Matt Farr
Leeds assistant manager Pep Clotet has taken to Twitter to praise the club’s home form this season and hailed Elland Road as a “fortress”.
The Yorkshire club beat Reading 2-0 on Tuesday night to send themselves up to fifth place in the Championship, after winning six of their last eight fixtures in the competition.
Their league position is testament to an impressive home record, with Leeds having won seven of their 13 games at Elland Road this season. Of the remaining six, they have have lost only three.
— Pep Clotet (@pepclotet) December 13, 2016
Their impressive run has seen Garry Monk’s side emerge as serious promotion candidates, despite ongoing uncertainty over the club’s ownership.
Leeds have continually been hit by negative press over the last couple of months, after owner Massimo Cellino was accused of breaching the FA’s football agent rules over the sale of Ross McCormack to Fulham in 2014.
Cellino has since been charged with the offence, and handed an 18-month footballing ban, as well as a £250,000 fine as a result.
Meanwhile, the Sun claim that Andrea Radrizzani is moving closer to completing his bid to take over the club from the controversial Cellino.
Radrizzani is said to be waiting only for Football League officials to give his move the green-light.
Despite all the negative press, and the ongoing change-over of ownership, Leeds’ squad remain fully focused on playing football, and are performing above expectation in the league.
In other Leeds news, here is the latest on Radrizzani’s takeover bid.