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Allardyce calls in Leeds legends to prepare squad for final-day decider

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Sam Allardyce has called on the services of some of Leeds United’s greatest players to ready his squad for the game that will determine whether they stay in the Premier League.

Leeds know only victory against Tottenham at Elland Road on Sunday will give them a chance of survival. But that will not be enough if Everton beat Bournemouth or if Leicester, hosting West Ham, match Leeds’s result.

Allardyce has looked to the past to try to motivate his squad and has moved training to Elland Road for three days to help familiarise the players with Sunday’s surroundings.

Players such as Eddie Gray, Gary McAllister and Gordon Strachan have spoken to the team about their experiences at Leeds. “They’ve spoken about how important Leeds is, what it meant to them,” Allardyce said. “A bit more about the history of the football club because they had very successful times here.

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