Danny Mills has insisted that Leeds United may well hold an advantage over other sides in the race for promotion due to one key factor.
The Whites currently sit top of the Championship, although the season is suspended at this present moment.
Mills believes that the fitness of the players may be the difference when they return from this break on the sidelines, and Leeds can use this to their advantage in future months.
Marcelo Bielsa has been consistent in making his Leeds side one of the fittest in the Championship since arriving at the club, and this is now set to play a pivotal part in the coming months if the season is to be completed.
Mills has insisted that due to Leeds’ persistence to train before the implemented lockdown, they now have a potential edge over their opponents in the Championship when the clubs return to action.
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: “The difference will be who can get up to speed quickest and who has looked after themselves the best over the lockdown period. That might just give Leeds the edge of being a week, ten days ahead of everybody else.”
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Bielsa and his side have been known to be one of the fittest in the league, and that has shown with the type of style that they play on a weekly basis.
Leeds often press their opponents throughout the 90 minutes, and it’ll be an interesting watch to see if they can do the same once/if the season gets back underway.
The Whites have a lot at stake in the coming months, and if the Championship is to return then they’ll need to be 100% ready for action as they hope to secure a place in the Premier League.
Mills is most likely spot on, and that extra-edge in their fitness could well be the difference between a place in the top-flight or another season in the Championship.