Michael Bridges delivers Twitter verdict on Leeds win against Sheffield Wednesday
By Matt Farr
Former Leeds striker Michael Bridges has praised his former club on Twitter after their win against promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
Senior duo Chris Wood and Rob Green were the heroes for Leeds at Elland Road, with Wood scoring the game’s only goal and Green denying Jordan Rhodes from the penalty spot.
The 1-0 victory sends Leeds into fourth in the Championship, seven points behind second-placed Brighton, and a comfortable nine point above seventh-placed Fulham.
Bridges, who scored 19 goals in 56 appearances for Leeds during an injury-plagued spell between 1999 and 2004, took to his personal Twitter account to congratulate his former club for their “massive win”.
He also praised the work done by the management team this season, led by Garry Monk, who has transformed the club into a genuine promotion candidate since his arrival in the summer.
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— Michael Bridges (@MickyBridges8) February 25, 2017
Leeds have now beaten Sheffield Wednesday on both occasions they have met this season, having recorded an earlier 2-0 victory at Hillsborough on August 20.
The crucial six-pointer handed Monk’s side the advantage in the promotion race, and they are now three points clear of Carlos Carvalhal’s side.
Huddersfield and Reading currently occupy the remaining two play-off places, with Newcastle and Brighton the frontrunners for automatic promotion.
In other Leeds news, goalkeeper Rob Green has revealed the secret behind his penalty heroics on Saturday.