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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.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
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10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
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12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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