David Prutton believes that Leeds United’s recent slump in the Sky Bet Championship should not be exaggerated, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Thomas Christiansen’s side began the 2017/18 campaign magnificently, remaining unbeaten in their opening seven Championship fixtures, which left them at the top of the table.
However, three defeats in four has seen Leeds slide down the table, with the Whites entering this week’s international break in fifth, four points behind leaders, Cardiff City.
Cardiff were one team to hand Leeds a defeat in September, with Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday also picking up a positive result against Christiansen’s side.
Despite their worrying run, Prutton was insistent that Leeds’ slump in form should not be exaggerated, he wrote in his column for the YEP: “I call it a wobble because you shouldn’t exaggerate the significance of the club’s most recent games.
“There are elements of the performances, which need addressing, and no head coach is naive enough to look at some pretty glaring mistakes and assume they’ll fix themselves but to anyone who thought Leeds would coast along easy street to promotion I’d simply say ‘welcome to the Championship.’
“It’s not as if the club don’t know how this league goes.”
Leeds remain in a positive position in the Championship table, with 20 points from a possible 33 giving Christiansen’s side a perfect platform to once again kick on when the international break is over.
The Whites are presented with a perfect opportunity to bounce back next weekend when Reading, who are without a victory in five, visit Elland Road.
Prutton’s column is certainly an interesting read, and his comments on not exaggerating Leeds’ current slump are accurate.
Leeds cannot let three bad results define their season, as they will not have expected to go the whole Championship season unbeaten.
How Leeds react in the coming week will give a clearer indication of the club’s promotion credentials.
Christiansen has to work to fix Leeds’ problems, which an expectant Elland Road will want to see against Reading.
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