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6th Apr, 2017 | 7:38pm

Leeds fans will love these comments from Preston player ahead of weekend clash

By Amir Mir

Preston North End player Aiden McGeady believes “sleeping giants” Leeds should be a Premier League club ahead of their clash on Saturday afternoon.

Former Whites boss Simon Grayson will return to Elland Road at the weekend looking to cause an upset against Garry Monk’s side.

Since joining the club last summer, Monk has done a fantastic job, helping them produce promotion form which could see them make a return to the top tier after 13 years.

Ahead of the weekend game, McGeady was full of praise for the Yorkshire club as Leeds fans will love his praising comments.

“Leeds first and obviously they are a massive club,” McGeady told the club’s official website.

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“They’ve had a really good season, they are a sleeping giant really because they probably should be in the Premier League and they’ve obviously been a very successful club in the past.”

A defeat for Monk on Saturday would mean three defeats in three games and untimely dropped points because of the number of games remaining in the season.

Grayson’s free-scoring Preston side are three places and eight points behind their weekend opponents in the table.

The Lilywhites have scored 12 goals during their previous five matches, including 59 strikes during this campaign, seven more goals than Leeds.

Grayson managed the Yorkshire club for a number of years, including helping them earn promotion to the Championship from the third tier.

He could play a big part in his former side missing out on a valuable top six place if he can guide his promotion-chasing side to three points.

In other Leeds news, David Prutton has predicted the clash against Preston and delivered the club’s play-off hopes. 

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