Millwall confirm they have written to EFL seeking “full disclosure” of Leeds Spygate

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Millwall are one of 11 clubs to have written to English Football League requesting full disclosure of their investigation into Leeds United’s Spygate storm.

The Lions have confirmed to the South London Press that they are in the group of Championship sides to make contact with the EFL.

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa recently admitted that he had sent a representative from the club to watch all their opposition train.

The story broke when Derby filed a complaint over a Leeds employee being at one of their sessions just before the two clubs faced each other earlier this month.

Bielsa held a press conference last week to show the level of analysis which goes into preparing for opposition.

The EFL issued a statement last week. It said: The EFL has today [January 15] written to Leeds United requesting their observations in regard to an incident that took place in the vicinity of Derby County’s training ground on Thursday January 10 2019. 

“It follows a complaint from Derby County who allege that an individual, acting under the instruction of Leeds United, sought to observe a private training session the day before the two clubs were due to meet in the Sky Bet Championship.

“The EFL has now determined that it is appropriate to consider this matter in the context of a number of EFL regulations whilst also noting that the alleged actions appear to contravene the club charter that all EFL clubs agreed to in summer 2018.

“The decision to progress this matter to a formal investigation comes as a result of the club’s manager, Marcelo Bielsa, admitting to instructing an individual to undertake the acts being complained of in a television interview broadcast on Sky Sports on Friday January 11 2019.

“The Football Association has also confirmed they are considering the same matter in line with its own rules and the EFL will work with its FA counterparts to ensure that any potential action taken does not prejudice those investigations being undertaken.”

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