Leeds United’s much awaited return to the top flight was prolonged by another year after the club literally threw away the second position after losing 3 of their last 4 games of the regular season.
Whites supporters were almost certain up until that point about breaking their 15-year spell in the Championship after Marcelo Bielsa’s revolution at Elland Road saw the club dominating the qualification spots for large spells of the campaign.
While everyone associated with the club will still be disappointed at the manner in which they threw their promotion hopes despite coming so close, the players and staff will have to get over their failures and focus on having a strong campaign this season.
Th club have already started their preparations for the fight ahead barely five weeks since Derby County ended their promotion hopes at Elland Road as players were seen undergoing light training at Thorp Arch on Monday.
In a short video released by the club, the main squad including the likes of Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper and Kemar Roofe can be seen getting back in shape along with Barry Douglas and Adam Forshaw, who have returned to the fore after spending large spells of the last campaign on the treatment table.
While catching a glimpse of their beloved stars after the summer break delighted supporters they seemed even more excited to see the stylish new training gear the players were sporting.
With the club set to celebrate their centenary season, the kit features a golden centenary badge along with a small lettering repeating ‘Leeds United 1919-2019’ through the middle of the top.
The photos have turned out to be a big hit with the supporters judging by reactions on Twitter and some fans especially loved how Berardi looked in the kit.
One thing is for sure, while it’s too early to tell whether Leeds will secure promotion this year it’s safe to say that they will certainly train in style as they look to fight their way back to the top flight.
Easy on the eye! Check out the new grey training top from Kappa on Gaetano Berardi here :