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Leeds boss Jesse Marsch believe Wolves are making a 'very bad strategic decision'

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch believes Wolves do not help themselves by putting away fans all along one side of the field.

The Whites head coach was speaking on BBC Radio Leeds yesterday when he made the comment.

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Marsch was a recent visitor to Molineux, with his side coming away with all three points before the international break.

Wolves had been 2-0 up in the game thanks to goals from Jonny Castro Otto and Francisco Trincao.

But then Raul Jimenez was sent off when he was booked for the second time for a collision with Illan Meslier.

That was a very harsh decision, and it helped play a part in Leeds coming from behind to win.

There was also some very poor defending on show, which was very unlike Wolves.

But Marsch believes that the way away fans are seated also contributed to his side’s comeback.

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He said (West Yorkshire Sport Daily): “What surprised me was also a bit of the pressure that it can bring in the Aston Villa game, I could see the players were nervy because they want to achieve for the fans and they know the fans want to see them at their best.

“I said publicly I learned from that experience and I learned how to match plan and creating aggressive match plans at home is incredibly important, so we can use the energy of the crowd in a positive way.

“Also when we were at Leicester the fans were incredible and when we were at Wolves it was lights out. I think Wolves have made a very bad strategic decision to put the away fans all the way along the side of the field. I think maybe the away fans don’t always fill it but our supporters were there with their emotion and power and when it was 3-2 we felt that.”

At Molineux, away supporters are housed in the lower tier of the Steve Bull stand.

Visiting fans are stretched out along that tier, which is a fairly untypical layout.