Vinnie Jones: 'Leeds United need a dirty dozen'

Vinnie Jones: 'Leeds need a dirty dozen'
Former Leeds United midfielder Vinnie Jones says that the club need a "dirty dozen" of experienced players in the squad in order to push for promotion.

Former Leeds United midfielder Vinnie Jones has said that the club need a "dirty dozen" of experienced players in the squad in order to push for promotion from the Championship.

The Elland Road club, who extended their winless run in all competitions to seven games with a defeat to Cardiff City, replaced former manager Thomas Christiansen with Paul Heckingbottom on Tuesday.

Jones, who also featured for Chelsea during his career, told The Sun that he would sign the likes of James Milner if he took charge of the Whites.

"I know what I would do there, I've always said it," he said. "I'd get all the seasoned pros in, pros that have been there and done that. I was thinking last night, listening to the Liverpool game - James Milner.

"People like Milner who could come in, they are still great athletes and the rest of it, I think to really get out of that league you need that. It's one of the hardest leagues out there. To get out of it is unbelievable.

"You need a dirty dozen, I call them the dirty dozen, some experienced pros in there. And I would bring the youngsters on in that group for the next season."

Leeds sit 10th in the table, seven points adrift of the playoff places.

Share this article now:
A more recent picture of Simon Grayson while in charge of Preston North End on April 22, 2016
Read Next:
Simon Grayson 'interested in Leeds return'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves33227459263373
2Cardiff CityCardiff33197749272264
3Aston Villa33179749301960
4Derby CountyDerby331611650282259
5Fulham331511755371856
6Bristol City33141274839954
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd33164134639752
8Middlesbrough331561243311251
9Preston North EndPreston33121564032851
10Brentford331311950401050
11Leeds UnitedLeeds33137134643346
12Norwich CityNorwich331210113437-346
13Millwall331112103935445
14Ipswich TownIpswich33136144443145
15Queens Park RangersQPR33109143646-1039
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds33813123540-537
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest33114183651-1537
18Reading3289153542-733
19Bolton WanderersBolton3389162951-2233
20Hull City33711154450-632
21Birmingham CityBirmingham3386192249-2730
22Burton Albion3378182659-3329
23Barnsley32610163147-1628
24Sunderland33511173458-2426
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand