It could be Brentford or anywhere says Luke Ayling as defender issues plea to Leeds United's 'brilliant' fans

LUKE AYLING says a historic win at Brentford would mean the same as three points anywhere else with Leeds United focused merely on a return to winning ways at Griffin Park.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 11:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 11:56 am
'STICK WITH US': Defender Luke Ayling with some of Leeds United's travelling fans at October's clash at Preston North End.

Second-placed Leeds are approaching Tuesday night's clash in London with their place in the Championship's automatic promotion spots hanging by a thread following a return of just nine points from their last ten games and four defeats from their last five.

United are only ahead of third-placed Fulham on goal difference with fifth-placed Brentford only two points adrift and fourth-placed Nottingham Forest one point behind the Whites ahead of their Tuesday night hosting of Charlton Athletic.

With Fulham away at Millwall on Wednesday night, defeat at Griffin Park could leave United fifth by the close of play tomorrow evening and United have not won at Brentford since August 1950.

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The club's last ten visits to the Bees have resulted in seven defeats and three draws whilst United have also gone ten games without winning in the capital as a whole.

But reflecting on suggestions that now would be the perfect time to finally set the record straight at Griffin Park, defender Ayling said United were merely focused on achieving any three-point haul, regardless of location.

"It's a good time to get any win," said Ayling.

"There isn't any place that we want to go and win more or less or whatever.

"It's just about going there and trying our best and trying to get the three points."

Ayling also praised the continued support of United's fans who the defender hopes will once again stick with his side for Tuesday's clash in London.

"The fans are brilliant," said Ayling, asked if he had a message for the club's supporters during the current poor run.

"The fans stick with us, the fans stay behind the club and the fans will be there again singing and shouting our names.

"Us boys are hurting as well, it's a bad run of form but the fans have stuck with us so far so hopefully they will stick with us still."