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LUFC Bates - We will not carry passengers

LUFC Bates - We will not carry passengers

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates says a prominent player in the squad has told him that there have been too many players more interested in the money than the football at Elland Road in the last three seasons.

Bates was talking on Yorkshire Radio today, on a day when Leeds boss Neil Warnock has released five players and placed a further six on the transfer list.

Bates says that Warnock is looking to build a squad who are willing to give their all in a bid to win promotion to the Premier League next season.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Bates said, "Neil knows his targets and we cannot carry passengers and players who do not give their all.

Warnock has been critical of the squad since his arrival in February and he has promised a major influx of new players in the summer.

The Leeds chairman says that Warnock has sussed out the under performers, something the prominent player in the squad also pointed out to Bates. "One prominent player said to me, 'Mr chairman, for the past three seasons there are too many players at Leeds United more interested in the money than the football.` I think they have now been sussed out and Neil will change them," added Bates.

He is now looking forward to seeing the rebuilding of the squad over the summer by Warnock and whilst he hopes the club will be in the hunt for the top spot, he says he will accept promotion via the play-offs as long as it meant promotion. Bates continued, "We would prefer to go up as champions but if we have to do it by the way of the play-offs then so be it.

"Neil knows the type of game he wants to play and the type of tactics he wants to employ and some of the squad we had did not fit the way he wants to play."


Whilst Warnock has announced his intentions with the current Leeds squad he intends to take into next season, he is yet to announce the clubs first signing of the summer.

Warnock has indicated that an announcement could come as soon as early next week with Portsmouth defender Jason Pearce continuing to be strongly linked with a move to Elland Road.

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday May 2 2012
Time: 9:18PM

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