Callum Wilson has labelled the atmosphere at Elland Road as ‘one of the best’ he has played in this season after the 2-2 draw at Leeds United on Saturday.

Wilson was speaking on the latest episode of the The Footballer’s Football Podcast, where he told Michail Antonio what to expect from Leeds ahead of the meeting with West Ham United this weekend.

The England international striker scored twice for the Magpies in a feisty encounter at Elland Road, both of which came from the penalty spot.

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Leeds currently sit 18th in the Premier League table after the point with Newcastle and face West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur in their final two matches.

Wilson hails Elland Road crowd as ‘one of the best’

Saturday’s clash with Newcastle was Sam Allardyce’s first home match in charge of Leeds and given the nature of the performance at Manchester City a week earlier, fans went into the game with fresh optimism.

That was clearly reflected inside Elland Road for the game at the weekend, which was given even more of a boost when Luke Ayling scored early on.

Wilson claimed he felt like the ‘roof lifted off’ after that opening goal and admitted he did not ‘expect’ an atmosphere like that given where Leeds are in the table.

“You guys at home or away? (He’s told the game is at the London Stadium). Because their stadium and atmosphere was one of the best I have played this season.

“For a team that’s down there in the relegation zone. You don’t expect atmospheres to be like that. But it was loud before the game. They scored and the roof lifted off.”

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It is certainly nice to hear the appreciation of the Elland Road crowd from a visiting player, as this sort of insight is not something commonly heard.

Leeds will need supporters to continue to bring that same energy for the final two matches as it clearly made a difference against Newcastle.

The small details could be what helps keep Leeds in the Premier League.

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