Date:Wednesday April 25 2012
Paul Robinson says the Leeds United fans deserve Premier League football and he has been amazed by their passion during his time at Elland Road.
Robinson has made ten appearances for Leeds since joining on loan from Bolton Wanderers at the beginning of March and he has been amazed by the commitment shown by the fans since his arrival and he believes they deserve to be back in the Premier League after an eight-year absence.
Speaking on LUTV Robinson said "It has been amazing since I have been here. When you are away from this sort of club and then you see what they take week in week out it is incredible.
"They deserve to be in the Premier League and it is a Premier League club. They are Premier League fans who support their team unbelievably.
Leeds finished their championship campaign away from home at Cardiff City last weekend with most fans having to leave before dawn to make the 12.30pm kick off in South Wales.
Robinson says when you look into the away end and you see the Leeds fans enjoying themselves, they give the whole squad a lift. "The passion is just incredible; to see the fans dancing and enjoying themselves throughout ninety minutes is fantastic to see. It certainly gives you a lift because it is great to have fans like that behind you,"added Robinson.
The season finishes at Elland Road this weekend with a home game against Leicester City, with both clubs having nothing but pride to play for.
Both teams look set for a disappointing mid table finish. Leicester spent big in the summer hoping to make a concerted push for promotion this season but after a poor start under former boss Sven Goran Eriksson they have failed o live up to expectations.
Two familiar faces will be making their first returns to Elland Road since departing over the past few years.
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel signed for the foxes last summer after Leeds felt the offer made by Leicester was too good to turn down.
Schmeichel made 40 appearances for Leeds in their first season back in the championship last season and he has started every championship game for Leicester so far this season.
Striker Jermaine Beckford is sure of a good reception from the Leeds faithful after leaving to join Everton in the summer of 2010.
Beckford scored 85 goals for Leeds in three seasons and probably two of the most important in recent history.
The striker netted the winner against Bristol Rovers in Leeds final game of the season that ensured their promotion from League One.
Earlier that season, his goal at Old Trafford secured a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup. It was the first time that Leeds had won at Old Trafford since 1981.
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Date:Wednesday April 25 2012
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