By Football Insider speaking to Kevin Campbell

27th Mar, 2020 | 5:00pm

'Massive' - Exclusive: Bruce reacts to official Leeds United reveal

Alex Bruce has applauded Leeds United for their efforts to ensure all staff at the club can remain employed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The former Leeds defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes that all clubs should follow the example set by Elland Road during what are uncertain times for football.

The Whites released an official statement on Thursday revealing that the players, coaching staff and senior management team had taken a voluntary deferral in their wages to ensure that everyone at the club can be paid during this unprecedented scenario.

Bruce has been left raving over the decision and insists that other clubs should follow in the footsteps of the Yorkshire giants.

“It’s a great example for what other clubs should be doing in my opinion,” Bruce told Football Insider.

“You hit a crisis like this and what you need is for everyone to pull together and work in the right direction in order to make the survival of the club paramount.

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“Making clubs survive in a time like this needs everyone to pull together so players and others making that sacrifice is massive to keep everyone behind the scenes happy, paid and healthy as well.” 

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is the Leeds player set to lose the most from the £6,000-a-week wage cap as he is usually paid £40,000-a-week.

Leeds currently top the Championship table by a single point and have nine games left to play as and when the season resumes.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that a £15million deal agreed is to be spread across four payments.