Leeds United fans lauded for their support

Leeds manager Brian McDermott

New Leeds boss Brian McDermott has hailed the club’s fans for their support during Saturday’s 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Despite going behind in the first half, a Luke Varney brace saw the Whites seal a huge three points that may prove to be enough to see them secure their Championship status.

The game was McDermott’s first in charge and the former Reading boss says he was delighted with how the Yorkshire club’s passionate following supported his team during Saturday’s clash.

“I was really pleased. It was hard in the first half and we knew we shouldn’t have gone in a goal down but there was a good response after the interval, which was really important,” he said.

“I told them at half-time that the crowd really wanted to get behind them. I’ve been at places where that hasn’t been the case but when we got to 1-1 it made a real difference.”

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