Leeds United chiefs

Every Leeds United player will be “looking over their shoulder” as they fret over their futures amid an expected influx of new talent.

That is according to Michael Brown, the former United midfielder as he explained to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge how Premier League promotion will bring a new sensation to the first teamers.

Marcelo Bielsa has had a very settled side for his two campaigns as manager, the second of which is primed to go one better than last season and secure a top-two Championship finish.

Brown warned that the knock-on effect of promotion is that competition for places will intensify as a result of Leeds’ need to have a stronger squad in next season’s Premier League.

Brown told Football Insider: “You always want competition for places in every position and as we’ve said, Leeds United will be looking.

“Let’s hope the Premier League is beckoning, they’d be very unfortunate for it not to be now.

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“Every player, if you play for Leeds United, you would expect to be looking over your shoulder come the summer about if you’re going to be in that team. 

“That’s what you want, you want competition, you want great players coming in and it raises the game for everybody.”

Leeds are seven points clear of third-placed Fulham in the currently suspended Championship.

There is hope that the league can recommence next month amid indications lockdown measures will be lifted in England.

In other Leeds United news, a proven star has been tipped to move to Elland Road to replace duo as £5m deal all but done.