Bristol City hitman Neil Kilkenny has responded strongly to Leeds chairman Ken Bates following his comments on the ex-Whites midfielder last week. Kilkenny left Elland Road in the summer and the Australian revealed he was given the cold shoulder on his return on Saturday by the senior hierarchy at his old club, which encouraged him into celebrating his 11th-minute equaliser vehemently.

"I didn't really want to celebrate in front of the fans," Kilkenny told the Yorkshire Post. "But I needed to make a point to the chairman and his chief executive because everyone here has said hello to me except for the chairman and the chief executive, which is disappointing.

"I have seen a few things said by the chairman over the last couple of days. He said that I left Leeds to go to a smaller club and that was very disrespectful to both me and to Bristol City.

"That is really, really disappointing. But that's him, what can you do?"

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