Leeds are lastly again within the Premier League, however in the event you’re the superstitious sort you’ll see it was their future to go up this season.
The membership have been relegated from the highest flight again in 2004 as they signed their depressing marketing campaign off with a 3-Three draw at dwelling to Charlton.
Marcelo Bielsa’s males suffered a heartbreaking defeat in final season’s play-offs however the Whites followers who imagine in destiny can have turn into optimistic shortly afterwards.
When the 2019/20 Championship fixture checklist was launched, eagle-eyed and superstitious Leeds supporters observed that their ultimate match of the season was at dwelling to Charlton.
talkSPORT.com loves a loopy stat so we caught our necks out to foretell a Leeds promotion this season.
The stat turned out to be an indication of nice issues to return as Leeds pummelled the Addicks 4-Zero at Elland Highway, having already sealed the league title.
Celebrations begun final week when their promotion was confirmed and continued on Wednesday evening with the membership staging an open prime bus parade.
Nonetheless, when the hangover of the Leeds gamers, workers and followers fades, they’ll need to get to work as they put together for his or her first look within the Premier League for 16 years.
Striker Patrick Bamford, who scored 16 objectives in 45 Championship appearances in 2019/20, had his capacity to play within the massive league questioned by former Leeds boss David O’Leary.
Bamford joined talkSPORT 2 on Thursday to have his say on the doubters.
He mentioned: “I’ve taken criticism all through the entire season, and whereas from followers you may sort of perceive it as a result of they’re pissed off and so they simply need their workforce to win, I believe generally while you get it from individuals who have performed the sport but they’re nonetheless not seeing the entire package deal, that’s what’s irritating.
“I agree you could’t go into the Premier League with one striker, that’s a given, however I additionally again myself.
“I’ll be making an attempt to be taught, I’ll be maintain making an attempt to enhance to verify I can do in addition to I can within the Premier League.
“I’ve obtained plenty of self-confidence that I can do the job, so for me it’s nearly proving that now.”