By Ollie Irish
Leeds United’s players feel the strain during a training exercise with the Army at Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Strensall near York
Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford tries on an British Army beret
Leeds assistant coach Ian Miller revealed why the team had gone on the away day:
“The reason (for being here] is to get away from football. We’ve had a long hard season and this is different.
“It’s interesting speaking to (the soldiers). These guys put their lives on the line – we play 90 minutes football.
“There are similarities in terms of communication and teamwork and that’s what you look at from days like this.
“We think we’re in a pressurised situation – these lads are in Afghanistan and that puts things into perspective.”
Photos: John Giles/PA