By Michael Brown

26th Jan, 2021 | 8:00am

Leeds Exclusive: Pundit stirred by 'Unheard Of' Thorp Arch reveal

Leeds United are without a win in 2021 but Michael Brown insists that shouldn’t interfere with the “fun” training activities revealed by Patrick Bamford.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Elland Road man was reacting to the 27-year-old striker’s Leeds United Podcast comments after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Brighton.

Bamford revealed there had been a day of head tennis tournaments in training at Thorp Arch, admitting that this sort of thing was “unheard of” under Marcelo Bielsa.

And Brown is all for something that might lift the spirits in the Leeds camp, especially given the state of the outdoor facilities amid atrocious weather in the North West of England.

Brown told Football Insider: “I’ve always loved a game of head tennis, I think it’s great fun, if you buy into it, you can really enjoy it and you find out who’s got a good touch or not.

“It’s good fun and it’s a different session. Pitches, as you know, can be heavy, we’ve seen snow quite heavy in the north, and it’s nice to change things up.

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“We’ve seen people change winter schedules, change training grounds, warmer weather, different climates, different places. You’ve just got to mix it up.”

Away from Thorp Arch, Leeds have had little in the way of light relief of late.

They were dumped out of the FA Cup by League Two Crawley Town earlier in the month and, while they remain in 12th place in the league, only West Brom have conceded more goals.

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