Leeds can’t dismiss relegation threat - Lorimer

Chris Wood fires a shot wide at QPR.
Chris Wood fires a shot wide at QPR.
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LEEDS United’s players can’t afford to dismiss the threat of relegation this season, club legend Peter Lorimer has said.

Lorimer, writing in the Yorkshire Evening Post, said: “It’s the easiest thing in the world to say that a club will be fine, that there’s no threat of relegation, but no-one at Leeds United can afford to be thinking like that.”

He added: “Look at the facts: the performances aren’t good, we’re struggling for goals and we can’t stop the opposition from scoring. If we were sixth in the table and results were drying up then the story would be very different but we’re 17th and we’ve played 18 games. This is a serious situation.”

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Lorimer said: “We’re at the stage where the players need to start earning their corn and earning their money. Some of them are on a bloody good wage and they have to realise that if the form doesn’t pick up soon, our Championship status is going to be under threat. This is where we need to see some bravery and some fight.”