Tim Sherwood calls Elland Road one of his “favorite” stadiums while gushing about the “fantastic” Leeds United……….

As he watched Leeds United play QPR, Tim Sherwood had nothing but praise for the club, the stadium, and the supporters. The Sky Sports pundit stated that Elland Road was “magnificent” and one of his “favorite” venues to perform at on October because of the “fantastic” group of fans who usually show up. Crysencio Summerville gave Daniel Farke’s team an early lead in front of boisterous home crowd during the Championship match, but the effort couldn’t hold up and the result was tense but essential 1-0 victory.

Sherwood said (7.51pm): “The crowd are on the front foot because the team are entertaining them. It’s a magnificent stadium, this, one of my favourites to go and play at.

“Especially with the crowd, no matter what the results they will turn up. They are a fantastic group of supporters.”

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It can work both ways but more often than not the home support at Elland Road is a crucial weapon for Leeds United.

When results are good it makes it a daunting place for opposing teams to visit, and as the seasons improves under Daniel Farke that element could prove key.

Too often over the past two seasons where the side has been struggling in the Premier League the pressure looks to have been felt more heavily by the home side and the succession of managers that followed Marcelo Bielsa.

Sherwood may be an uncommon instance of a rival player with fond recollections, but he won’t be the only one for whom Elland Road stands out from their playing days.

The result against Gareth Ainsworth’s struggling Rs team on Wednesday was closer than could have been anticipated, but the three points were eventually secured.

A home game against a team that isn’t planning to be overly expansive has frequently been the Whites’ undoing, making a victory all that matters, especially after a setback at Southampton.

As Leeds United keeps pushing up the table, the attention was diverted by Asmir Begovic’s dismissal and suspicions of cheating against Patrick Bamford.

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