Leeds United v Crystal Palace: Pre-match quotes

Tom Shaw

Through it all together gathers the thoughts of both managers ahead of today's championship tie.

After the excitement and relief of all Leeds fans this week as the long awaited takeover will be fully completed in a months time, the whites are at home to a Crystal Palace, a team who are unbeaten in their last 14 league games.

Below are some quotes from both managers:

Neil Warnock:

"We can't slip further away and we have to roll our sleeves up.

"It's been a good 48 hours for the club, and hopefully everyone will come together on Saturday.

"It has been a frustrating time, but this season can't be written off. We have to hang in there and give it our best shot. As I said on Thursday, we have to move forwards.

"Let's forget everything that's gone on and give it our best shot. I'm hoping t'll be a good atmosphere."

"They have some great players - there's some real talents in there - and some old campaigners as well who I know well from working them. Players like Peter Ramage who I let go from QPR are super, honest lads.

"With Leicester on Tuesday and Huddersfield coming up next week, we couldn't have had three more difficult games than these, but I think they're fitting and they're the games we want.

"I want my players to enjoy playing against the top sides in the next two games here, and hopefully we can pick up the results and turn our run around."

Ian Holloway:

“I love the way Neil manages and I love what he gets out of his teams, and now the club’s future has been sorted, hopefully that will give them the impetus to push on, but not until after this weekend.

“Neil was a manager long before I started and he has a fantastic CV of getting clubs promoted – I don’t think there is anyone better at it.

“I remember when we’ve been in opposite dug outs and he has been shouting at the referee that I have been trying to affect the game by shouting at the linesman, but I don’t remember anyone affecting the game more than Neil

“I think he is an ex-referee so he gets frustrated because he knows a lot more than I do. But we always have a laugh after the game, he is a top man.”

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