Leeds United issue apology to Derby following spying incident

Leeds United have released a club statement apologising for their role in sending an individual to watch over a Derby County
training session ahead of their Championship clash.
The owner of the Yorkshire club, Andrea Radrizzani, made a personal visit to his counterpart at Derby to address the situation. 
'Following comments made by Marcelo Bielsa yesterday the club will look to work with our head coach and his staff to remind them of the integrity and honesty which are the foundations that Leeds United is built on,' said Leeds in a short statement.
'Our owner Andrea Radrizzani has met with Derby County's owner Mel Morris to formally apologise for Marcelo's actions.
'We will make no further comment on this matter.'
It is understood the suspect was in possession of a pair of binoculars and a change of clothes at the time - but police confirmed in a statement he was not arrested over the matter. 
Manager Marcelo Biesla had already accepted responsibility for the incident
on Friday, ahead of the clash with Frank Lampard's side.
LEEDS 'SPYGATE' STATEMENT
Following comments made by Marcelo Bielsa yesterday the club will look to work with our head coach and his staff to remind them of the integrity and honesty which are the foundations that Leeds United is built on.
Our owner Andrea Radrizzani has met with Derby County's owner Mel Morris to formally apologise for Marcelo's actions.
We will make no further comment on this matter.
Before the clash, Bielsa held his hands up, telling Sky Sports
: 'It's true there was someone from Leeds United. The responsible of this incident is me. It doesn't matter if this is illegal or legal but it is right or wrong.
'For me it's enough that Frank Lampard and Derby County felt it was not the right thing to do and that I didn't behave well.
'I talked to Lampard and he told me that I didn't respect the fair play rules. I have a different point of view on it but the important thing is what Lampard and Derby think.'
Derby held high level talks with Leeds on Friday about the issue, but the Rams have not reported it to the EFL, Lampard confirming that Bielsa's admission would suffice. The EFL, though, could still look to take action against Leeds.
Leeds went on to win the fixture 2-0, courtesy of goals from Kemar Roofe and Jack Harrison as they extended their lead at the summit of the Championship table.
The Yorkshire club are now five points clear of second-placed Norwich, who are in action on Saturday against West Brom at The Hawthorns.
Leeds resume action next Saturday, January 19, when they travel to the Bet365 Stadium to face Stoke City.
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