Wednesday, 16th April, 2014

Leeds United midfielder Michael Tonge has accepted that the club's players are now playing for their places at the club as the Massimo Cellino era gets under way.

Cellino recently acquired 75 per cent of the Yorkshire giants and the Italian businessman has big, big plans for the club, with promotion to the Premier League being targeted.

mobile ad

Leeds ended a poor run by beating Blackpool at the weekend, but Cellino's eagle eye will be on performances until the end of the season, something of which Tonge is well aware.

Asked by the club's site whether the players are playing for their places under the new ownership, Tonge replied: "Definitely.


"You can say it's like that at this point of the season but I think it's like that throughout the season", he continued.

"It's definitely not a case of winding down until the end of the season.

"We've got four big games and we want to get as many points as we can and the lads will be doing all that they can to be in the gaffer's thoughts for next season and looking forward."

Leeds next face Barnsley on Saturday before locking horns with Nottingham Forest on Monday.

Don't bet on football until you've visited Inside Bet! Interesting markets, top tips, betting facts – get all the info before you bet.

mobile ad