Ex-White says Leeds United are capable of reaching play-offs


Currently enjoying a four-match unbeaten run across the Championship and EFL Cup, former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan believes the Whites can reach the play-offs this season, report Inside Futbol.

Beating Norwich City to reach the last eight of the EFL Cup last week before dispatching Burton Albion 2-0 at the weekend, Whelan believes the potential is there in Garry Monk’s group.

Writing in his Yorkshire Evening Post column, Whelan claimed: “Right now, we have got a great chance of getting in the play-offs because we are one point off but the season doesn’t end now”

Last tasting Premier League action 12 years ago of course, the Whites have struggled over the years but the appointment of Garry Monk appeared a wise choice at the start of the current campaign.

Currently sitting ninth in the Championship table with 23 points after 15 games played, the Elland Road outfit are only a point off the play-off positions in what is probably the most competitive division of them all.

With so many more games yet to play in an extensive campaign however, Whelan was quick to reiterate that reaching the play-offs will be no easy task for Leeda United.

Whelan continued: “It ends in May and that’s a long way off. There’s loads of points to be played for and there’s going to be some ups and downs along the way.”

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