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LUFC Grayson wants fans help at Elland Road

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson is looking for the fans to get behind the side at Elland Road as he looks to turn it into a fortress again in 2012.

Leeds lost just one game at Elland Road between October 2010 and October 2011 but have now lost three of their last six at home, winning just one.

Grayson wants to return Elland Road into a fortress and is wanting fans to get behind the side.

Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Grayson said, "We`ve turned Elland Road into a fortress in the past..

"We don`t want to be going down the line where other clubs are saying 'keep Leeds quiet, the fans will get on their backs and that will have a negative effect on them.`

"That`s what happened when I first came here and the place is a better place when supporters back the team."


Leeds fans have shown their disgust in recent home games. The 5-0 debacle to Blackpool in early November and the recent 1-0 defeat by Reading has seen fans booing the Leeds side off the pitch at both half and full time.

After winning four of their opening five home games this season the recent run has seen them pick up just five points from a possible eighteen.

The poor run started when they conceded an equaliser against bottom of the championship Coventry City deep into stoppage time. The game was also the last time Leeds managed to score in the first half of a game at Elland Road.

Despite dominating Cardiff City next time out at home, they had to rely on a late equaliser from Robert Snodgrass to salvage a point.

Leeds lost their next two at home against Blackpool and Barnsley before recording their only win in the emotionally charged game with Millwall.

Leeds fans had come out in force to pay their respects to Gary Speed but it took until just past the hour for the game to spring to life when Robert Snodgrass fired Leeds ahead and he added a second, minutes later.

Last time out, Leeds produced a lacklustre performance in the 1-0 defeat to Reading to make it three defeats in their last four home games.

Leeds will be hoping to start 2012 off well when they face Lancashire rivals Burnley at Elland Road on January 2nd.

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Monday December 26 2011
Time: 9:10AM

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