By Russell Edge

24th Apr, 2018 | 7:17am

Report reveals shock summer plans for Leeds, major concern inside dressing room

Leeds United are planning on a shock pre-season tour of Burma which has left the dressing room with major concerns over their health and safety, according to a report.

The Daily Mail claim that Paul Heckingbottom and his men are set to jet out to east southeast Asia this summer to take part in two friendly fixtures, despite warnings from the government’s Foreign and Commonwealth office over travelling in and around the region.

It is stated that there is the threat of both the Zika virus, while there are still worries over the political unrest, with clashes against the security forces in the country resulting in fatalities last summer, and it has resulted in the Leeds players voicing their worries over the planned trip.

Football Insider verdict

Just when you thought Leeds could not surprise you any more, this emerges. What a stunning, if slightly odd, plan for the Whites’ summer, and this can be nothing more than a money-spinning trip. The players are hardly going to be tested if they play against local or regional sides, while it is not exactly going to be a trip many, if any, look forward to. Instead there is going to be constant paranoia and that really is not the sort of atmosphere you want in and around the side when you are preparing to bounce back from a season as disappointing as the current one. The players’ worries must be heard, and there must be serious consideration over whether this really is in their best interests.

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