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8th Apr, 2017 | 9:37am

Russell Crowe sends message to Leeds ahead of crucial clash against Preston

By Amir Mir

Russell Crowe has urged Leeds to “get back on track” for their crucial Saturday afternoon clash against Preston at Elland Road.

Simon Grayson will be looking to further disrupt his former club’s plans of finishing in the top six at the end of the season.

The Yorkshire outfit were well on track to sealing their play-off spot before back-to-back defeats have slightly halted their charge.

Garry Monk’s team suffered a 1-0 defeat at promotion rivals Reading last Saturday which was followed up by a 2-0 loss at free-scoring Brentford on Tuesday night.

Hollywood actor and Whites supporter, Crowe, had this message for fans ahead of their weekend game.

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“Come on Leeds, let’s get back on track,” Crowe wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Monk’s side have had mixed results during their past five matches, losing two games, winning one and drawing two.

The three points came against automatic hopefuls Brighton in March when striker Chris Wood scored a brace.

Since that match on home soil, the Championship’s top scorer has not found the back of the net and Monk will be hoping he can put that right against the Lilywhites.

Simon Grayson’s side come into this game full of confidence after they thumped Bristol City 5-0 during their last fixture.

However, they did suffer a 4-1 defeat at the hands of their weekend opponents in December at Deepdale when Wood was out injured.

In other Leeds news, Noel Whelan has expressed his surprise at this player not getting more game time.

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