By Amir Mir

Simon Jordan has made a big Twitter statement about Leeds by claiming they are the “cream of the crop” in Yorkshire.

The former Crystal Palace owner believes Yorkshire football is “on the march again” with a number of their clubs enjoying successful campaigns.

Jordan singled out Leeds and both Sheffield clubs as examples of how well they are doing with all three trying to earn promotion from their respective leagues.

The Whites and Sheffield Wednesday are hoping to secure promotion to the Premier League, while Sheffield United comfortably sit top of League One.

Former owner Jordan, who is known for his outspoken views, delivered his verdict on football in Yorkshire.

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“Yorkshire football on the march again with Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and the cream of the crop Leeds,” Jordan wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Garry Monk is the man in charge at Elland Road and the former centre-back has done a magnificent job at the club.

He has guided a young and inexperienced team and turned them into promotional challenges with the likelihood that they will finish in the top six at the end of the season.

At this moment in time, they are in fourth place in the Championship table on 69 points from their 38 matches, with sixth-placed Wednesday on 62 points.

However, the duo are not the best team in Yorkshire if you go by the table because that crown would then go to Huddersfield who are third on 71 points.

Eight games of the Championship season remain and it is highly likely that three teams from Yorkshire could be contesting in the play-offs.

In other Leeds news, Vinnie Jones has hit back at Chris Hughton’s comments after the win against Brighton.

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