Sam Allardyce invited two Leeds United legends to training on Tuesday in a late desperate attempt to boost survival hopes.

The Whites posted onto their official Twitter account Eddie Gray and Gary McAllister at Thorp Arch delivering a speech as Allardyce desperately tries to lift the spirits ahead of Sunday.

Following a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United on Sunday, Leeds are left needing nothing short of a miracle this weekend to remain in the Premier League.

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Leeds will need to beat Tottenham Hotspur and hope results in both the Everton and Leicester matches go their way, or face returning to the Championship after three-years in the Premier League.

Allardyce calls in Gray and MacAllister

If Leeds’ players can’t get motivated from legends such as these two, then Allardyce is ultimately fighting a losing battle to get them ready for Sunday.

Both played in two of the most successful Leeds sides of all time, with one-club man Gray one of the very best to don the white shirt.

He went onto play just under 600 matches in West Yorkshire, winning seven trophies which included two First Division titles and an FA Cup.

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McAllister, meanwhile, made just over 250 appearances for the Whites and was also part of a side to be crowned the best team in the country, winning the final ever First Division in 1991/92.

Upon calling time on their respective playing careers, the two also went on to manage Leeds and so the players could not have asked for anyone better to explain what Sunday really means.

Supporters have accused some members of the squad of lacking effort and desire in recent months and both Gray and McAllister will have made it clear in no uncertain terms what it really means to play for Leeds.

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