Leeds United will be looking to rediscover their early season form when they return to action this weekend after six losses in seven has seen the Whites drop to 10th.
However, EFL pundit David Prutton has warned his former club that they will find it tough to put a run together given the fixtures they’ve got.
Garry Monk brings his resurgent Boro side to Elland Road on Sunday, before Thomas Christiansen’s men face a daunting trip to current leaders Wolves.
After that, they travel to Oakwell for a Yorkshire derby, before another of the league’s big-hitters come to Elland Road in Aston Villa.
It promises to be a very challenging period, and writing in his Yorkshire Evening Post column, Prutton reckons it will be a real examination of Leeds’ promotion credentials.
“The games are against teams which, in theory, Leeds will have rivalry with for being in those top positions. It will be a test not only from a football perspective but also from a mental aspect of facing those bigger teams.”
He also added the need for January additions to strengthen the Whites squad, but hoped Leeds would still have something to play for when the window comes around. “Between now and then you just hope that they are not cut adrift.”
This is not the run of fixtures that Thomas Christiansen would’ve wanted given the poor performances Leeds have put in recently.
Whilst there are many tough games in this league, the prospect of facing Boro, Wolves and Villa in the next four games is particularly tough, as Prutton points out.
Although, Leeds are certainly capable of beating any side on their day and one result could be the catalyst for kick-starting their season again.
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