Kevin Phillips is over the moon to hear Leeds United fans will be able to return to Elland Road the final game of the 2020-21 campaign.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Sunderland and England striker claimed there will be a “magical” atmosphere inside the stadium even if there is only 2000 fans allowed in.

As reported by the BBC, Leeds have opened a ballot for season ticket-holders with 8,000 supporters to be allowed into the final game of the season against West Brom on 23 May.


The 8000 will be strictly made up of home fans after the Premier League decided not to allow away supporters to attend the final fixtures of the season.

It will be the first time since 7 March 2020, when Leeds beat Huddersfield Town 2-0, that supporters will be allowed into Elland Road.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on the prospective return of fans, Phillips said: “It is going to be magical.

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“It does not matter how many it is, even if it is just 2000. Even just a couple of thousand people in a big stadium like that will sound loud. The noise will echo and I have no doubt there will be a great atmosphere in there.

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“What an opportunity for whoever gets the chance to go to support their team and show their appreciation for how well they have played this season because they have been fantastic. The Leeds fans will salute those players for what they have achieved this season.

“It is great news for supporters all over the country.”

In other news, Leeds United have been told to re-sign Danny Rose after a major transfer reveal.