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8th Apr, 2017 | 6:28pm

Pep Clotet makes bold Twitter claim after Leeds win against Preston

By Dominic Toner

Leeds’ assistant manager Pep Clotet has made the bold statement of describing Elland Road as a “fortress” on Twitter after their home victory against Preston on Saturday.

The Whites delivered an impressive performance as they dispatched Preston 3-0 in the Championship.

Garry Monk’s side were in the ascendancy after goals from Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez, before Souleymane scored a stoppage time winner.

Clotet has hailed his side’s display on social media and highlighted their home form as important.

“Leaving our fortress after another great win in front of our fans. Marching on together till the end,” Clotet wrote on his personal Twitter account.

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Leeds have now played 21 of their 23 home matches in the Championship this season and have enjoyed mixed success.

They have won 14 of those games at Elland Road and that has helped them rise up the play-offs.

The Whites have drown three home matches and suffered four defeats, with Birmingham, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Cardiff teams to take maximum points.

Leeds will be hoping they can make the most of home advantage during their last two league fixtures at Elland Road this season as they welcome Wolves and Norwich.

Monk’s side are still pushing to guarantee their place in the end of season play-offs and their home form could come into full effect during the semi-finals if they reach them.

In other Leeds news, Monk has revealed why Liam Bridcutt was omitted from the squad against Preston.

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