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"great way to end the year"

Buoyed with the 3-1 win at Stockport County Leeds Chairman Ken Bates assailed the victory as "a great way to end the year."

Per the club web-site Mr. Bates said:

"We're delighted with the start Simon's made." .

"We came back after going a goal behind at Stockport with a fantastic performance and with a little bit of luck we'd have had three points against Leicester on Boxing Day as well.

"We also had a bigger gate against Leicester than five clubs in the Premiership which further demonstrates what a fantastic club Leeds United are.

"It's been a great way to end the year."

Confident of being able to grab a promotion spot, the Chairman said:

"The clubs above us will take points off each other and there will be an opportunity there.

"It is about gaining some momentum and we need everyone - on and off the field - to play their part in getting us into that next league."