No more Ell hell, vows Leeds United striker Matt Smith

Matt Smith scores in the 4-2 home defeat to Reading earlier this month

Matt Smith scores in the 4-2 home defeat to Reading earlier this month

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Matt Smith has called on Leeds to end another tumultuous week with a much-needed home win.

The Whites once again try to put off-field turmoil to the back of their minds when they host third-from-bottom Millwall.

After leaking five and four to Bolton and Reading in the last two Elland Road outings, striker Smith admits it is time they delivered for the home fans.

He said: “We haven’t given the fans much to shout about and we want to give them something. I don’t think as a group of players you can dwell on what happens behind the scenes. Our frustration is with results because they haven’t been going for us.

“We’re all in it together and the management and staff have been terrific. We have to pull each other through it.

“It’s a ruthless industry. It’s results-orientated and it’s up to us to win these matches.”

Leeds have not won for six games and have drifted 13 points off the play-offs. They have only won once at Elland Road in 2014. Millwall’s visit is the first of three games in the next four on their own patch.

Top scorer Ross McCormack said: “We were excellent at home in the lead up to December and we’ll be looking to get that back.

“You know what you’re going to get from Millwall. They won’t give you anything for nothing.”

Ian Holloway’s Lions have tightened up of late and have not conceded more than once in a game for the last seven. They drew 0-0 with fellow strugglers Charlton last week.

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