Good Morning. It's Wednesday 3rd June, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Second Preston player confirmed with Covid19, but only after full contact match
The Daily Mail have revealed that another Preston North End player has contracted the Covid-19 virus. We heard last week that fellow Lilywhite Jayden Stockley had returned a positive reading and is self isolating for 14 days as per the Government's track and trace guidelines released last week.
It was only after Preston's first full contact match (yesterday) that the latest results were revealed! The identity of the individual is unknown but the result raises concerns that not only is the season returning too early but will Alex Neil's squad have to self isolate for two weeks?
This will have a massive impact on Preston's preparations for their opening games against Luton and Cardiff. As far as Leeds are concerned, they also still have to play Nottingham Forest and Brentford.
Robbo sceptical that fans will stay away from Elland Road
Former Leeds and England shot stopper Paul Robinson has been discussing the recent article in the Times deeming the Whites 'high risk' of fans turning up in their droves at Elland Road on match days prompting authorities to consider switching home games to neutral venues. Robinson said...
You don’t know, you’d really like to be able to trust people. But then you read the newspapers about the beaches in Cornwall over the weekend. I live in a beautiful place here and the amount of people here has been absolutely unprecedented. The way people aren’t social distancing and the way they’re ignoring all the guidelines that have been set out, it’s terrible.
There are 50 times more people here than normal because it’s a really nice place for a day out. The car park was overflowing. That will happen at football grounds – you’d like to think not but you don’t know. I suspect a minority of fans will turn up, unfortunately.
Pick your favourite Managers
On this day in 2016 Garry Monk took charge of Leeds Utd. At the time the vast majority of the Football World said he was mad to take on such a challenge. Obviously a season later Monk left, saying Leeds would not match his expectations and joined Championship rivals Middlesbrough. Was Monk only using Leeds as a stepping stone? Was Monk's signature the first sign at Eland Road that things were changing for the better? How does the former Swansea Midfielder compare to other Managers?
Pick your favourite three Managers, and your three least favourite!