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Leeds and Newcastle legend Scott Sellars previews Sunday’s clash

4 years ago
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Ask any Newcastle fan who was around back then and very few will claim not to have loved Scott Sellars.

He was yet another brilliant Kevin Keegan signing, brought in for £600,000 towards the end of the 1992/93 season (along with Andy Cole) to help guarantee promotion and prepare for life in the Premier League.

The 25 April 1993 was when he really sealed his relationship with Newcastle’s fans, his brilliant free-kick (see image above) defeating Sunderland 1-0 and putting NUFC on the brink of promotion. That was also the day when many of us were the wettest we’d ever been at a match, after the game the Police admitted that they’d pushed for the game to go ahead due to it being a derby, when otherwise it would almost certainly have been called off.

When Newcastle then took the Premier League by storm in 1993/94, the understated Scott Sellars was a key and brilliant part of that team.

Starting his career at Leeds, Sellars has a foot in both camps, and has been talking about his two old teams ahead of today’s match.

The left wing wizard believes that Newcastle will win just so long as they don’t underestimate Leeds today, though he thinks it will be a ‘tough game’ regardless.

As for the season as a whole, Scott Sellars believes Newcastle are on the way up and will spend in January to help ensure that happens, as well as preparing for next season as Kevin Keegan did.

Whilst Leeds also have a sporting chance of promotion according to the now Wolves Under 21 boss, with Sellars predicting them to get into the play-offs.

Scott Sellars speaking to BBC Radio Leeds:

“If Newcastle think it’s not going to be a tough game then they will get a shock.

I expect on form obviously Newcastle (to beat Leeds), the team in form that could win, but I think it will be a really tough game.

“I think Newcastle will be up there (at the end of the season), I expect them to get promoted.

“I think they have got the money to go again (into the transfer market) in January.

“I am hoping that Leeds can also get up there and get into the play-off.”

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