Snapshot: Leeds United Train With The British Army

Ollie Irish

16th, March 2010

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.”

Via Yorkshire Evening Post

Photos: John Giles/PA