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Leeds United: McGilligan questions club regarding lack of psychologists

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Leeds United have been questioned for their lack of psychologists at the club, despite being a Premier League side.

That is by One Leeds Fan Channel presenter Conor McGilligan who was speaking on the YouTube channel’s Thursday evening upload, ahead of the side’s trip to Liverpool this weekend.

Most Premier League clubs employ sports psychologists to help players and managers alike deal with the pressures of working within one of the biggest sporting leagues on the planet.

With Leeds currently sitting in the Premier League relegation zone after a run of eight Premier League fixtures without a win, it seems that the players could do with some psychological help to make them believe that they can get out of the club’s current predicament. 

And McGilligan has been left frustrated after hearing that the club are looking at appointing psychologists in the near future, and has been left questioning why these aren’t already in place with the club playing in the Premier League. 

(10:12) “Why haven’t we got psychologists in place at Elland Road,” the presenter said on Thursday’s One Leeds Fan Channel upload.

“This is what I’m talking about, what’s going on? We’re an elite Premier League club and we’re talking about getting in psychologists.”

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TIF Thoughts on McGilligan’s comments…

We agree with McGilligan and think it’s particularly negligent of the club that there clearly aren’t enough – if any – psychologists in place despite having been competing in the Premier League for over two years now.

A psychologist could have a huge impact on the side’s fortunes this season, and could provide a different voice for players, rather than just hearing it from the head coach’s point of view.

Therefore, we are inclined to agree with McGilligan and believe that this is an issue the club needs to sort out sooner rather than later.

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