Leeds United should have points deducted after Marcelo Bielsa admitted on sending spies to watch all of his side's Championship rivals training, Bristol City owner Steve Lansdown believes.

Bielsa has been at the centre of a storm since a spy he sent to watch Derby County training was caught, with Rams boss Frank Lampard being less than pleased.

The Argentine's side top the Championship table and have hugely improved their performances from last season under him, but there has been discomfort amongst some over the spygate saga.

Lansdown does not expect the EFL to deduct points from Leeds, but he does feel that would be the most appropriate punishment.

The Bristol City owner told BBC Points West: "The only thing that makes sense if I'm honest is a points deduction.

"They ought to seriously consider it but I don't think that will happen as I don't think the EFL will be strong enough to do something like that.

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"A fine would go someway towards showing it's not acceptable. Whatever happens we mustn't condone it."

Bielsa has continued to insist that he has done nothing wrong and has always sent spies to check up on opposing sides.

It remains to be seen if the spygate saga will affect Leeds on the pitch, where they are in fine fettle and in a strong position to win promotion to the Premier League.