Fans demand answers

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Leeds chairman Ken Bates is facing pressure from fans

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Leeds chairman Ken Bates is facing pressure from fans

A Leeds fans group have demanded to be informed of developments on the possible takeover at Elland Road.

The club have kept fans in the dark over the future of Leeds save for two brief statements, one at the end of May confirming talks were taking place and a second last month announcing due diligence had been granted to a consortium understood to be based in the Middle East.

Leeds United Supporters' Trust have so far urged fans to be patient but another week of silence and the club's decision to sell captain Robert Snodgrass to Norwich has triggered an angry reaction from fans.

"The Leeds United Supporters' Trust want to express our frustration and disappointment with the way the takeover of Leeds United is being handled. We believe the time has come for the fans to be told what is happening at their club," read a LUST statement.

"The complete silence from the buyers and the wholly inadequate statements from the club itself have kept Leeds fans in the dark about what will become of their club after this summer.

"We respect the need for confidentiality and that the legal process needs time. However, we believe that Leeds United's fans should also be respected.

"By not responding to calls from the fans for information, the new owners are not beginning this key relationship in a positive way.

"Our members want to support a transparent and open Leeds United and being kept in the dark about who currently owns or runs their football club does nothing to achieve this."

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