Johnny Giles hopes lockdown doesn't stop Leeds United earning Premier League place

Sport Johnny Giles hopes lockdown doesn't stop Leeds United earning Premier League place Giles hopes Marcelo Bielsa's side have the chance to win promotion from the Championship as a tribute to fellow club legends Norman Hunter and Trevor Cherry Share Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror - The Coronavirus Briefing Subscribe When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email

Leeds United legend Johnny Giles is hoping the Championship leaders will have the chance to gain promotion back to the Premier League this year as a fitting tribute to Norman Hunter and Trevor Cherry.

In the past month, the Elland Road club have lost both Hunter, 76, and Cherry, 72.

Leeds midfielder Giles was part of the glory teams alongside them both and said survivors of that squad are planning a reunion when it is safe to toast their memories.

Top of the table by a point when football went into lockdown, Leeds have not been in the Premier League since 2004. Giles said: “It would be huge for them if they did go up.

“Whether we are going to get playing football again, we don’t know but they are in a strong position. They deserve it and there is a huge and passionate crowd. People would love to see them back in the Premier League.” Leeds legends Norman Hunter (left) and Trevor Cherry have both died in the past month (Image: Popperfoto via Getty Images) Read More