By Danny Wright

27th Sep, 2017 | 5:01pm

Russell Crowe makes bold prediction about Leeds if they return to PL

By Danny Wright

Actor Russell Crowe has predicted that Leeds United would become a “juggernaut” if they return to the Premier League soon.

The Whites look in as good shape as ever to secure a return to the top-flight this season under the charge of Thomas Christiansen after a long-term hiatus which has seen them spend over a decade in either the Championship or League One.

Defeat to Cardiff on Tuesday night saw Leeds fall from their perch at the top of the Championship standings but Oscar-winning actor and lifelong Whites fan Crowe has made it clear that they will only gain momentum when they do eventually get promoted.

“It’s a great sleeping English dinosaur of English sport – it will be a juggernaut if can get back into Premier League,” he said, as quoted by BBC broadcaster Adam Pope on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday.

Leeds will now be looking to put the Cardiff defeat to the back of their minds as they look to bounce back to winning ways in a huge Yorkshire derby clash with Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.

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Wolves can leapfrog the Whites on Wednesday night if they get a result at Sheffield United, so the fans will no doubt be hoping that the Blades could do them a favour in the build up to this weekend’s action.

Gladiator actor Crowe has spoken passionately about his “love” for Leeds and his support dates back to the 1970s, while he currently owns the Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs.

In other Leeds United news, Liam Cooper has made a very honest admission on Twitter after the loss at Cardiff.

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