The former Newcastle, West Ham and England boss was hired by Leeds on May 3 in a last-ditch bid to keep them in the Premier League for a fourth successive season.
Sam Allardyce says Leeds must use the fear of deportation to “ drive them on ” as he prepares for his first home match in charge of the Premier League strugglers.
The former Newcastle, West Ham and England master was hired by Leeds on May 3 in a last- gutter shot to keep it in the Premier League for a fourth consecutive season.
Leeds is alternate bottom of the table after last weekend’s 2- 1 defeat at Manchester City– two points from safety with just three games to go.
It hosts Newcastle at Elland Road on Saturday before games against West Ham and Tottenham.
“The fear needs to drive them on, ” Allardyce said at his pre-match press conference on Thursday.
“The fear of deportation, the fear of losing their Premier League status should hopefully make them fight, and fight hard for their status and their position at Leeds United.
“I want to be still in it when we play Tottenham (on the final day). I ’ll be veritably satisfied if, when we play Tottenham, we ’re still in it. ”
Allardyce was sacked by Newcastle in 2008 after just eight months in charge, but said that would not give him redundant provocation to deal their top- four hopes a blow.
“It’s a long time agone, ”said the 68- time-old. “ Was I disappointed? Yes. What did it do to my career? Massive knock- reverse.
“But I always recover and move on. It was an occasion, but in the end I couldn’t avoid a change of power that was unanticipated. ”
Mike Ashley had taken control of Newcastle from Freddy Shepherd the former time.
Third- placed Newcastle lost 2- 0 to Arsenal last weekend, but has won eight of its once 10 league games to stay on course for titleholders League football coming season.
United States captain Tyler Adams is doubtful to play again for Leeds this season.
Adams passed hamstring surgery in March and Leeds director Sam Allardyce verified Thursday he doesn’t anticipate the protective midfielder to point in the platoon’s final three games as it battles to avoid deportation from the Premier League.
Leeds is in coming- to-last place, two points from safety, and hosts Newcastle on Saturday. Leeds also visits West Ham before hosting Tottenham in the season homestretch.
The platoon has missed the protection Adams gives to its defense, losing six of its nine matches since he last appeared on March 11 and conceding an normal of three pretensions a game in that spell.
Adams joined Leeds from Leipzig in the offseason last time.
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