Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton insists that Leeds have nothing to worry about as they prepare for the play-offs.
A dreadful run over Easter, combined with a draw against Aston Villa on Sunday, means that rivals Sheffield United have secured automatic promotion at the Whites’ expense.
Therefore, Marcelo Bielsa and his side will need to come through the play-offs to secure a Premier League return, with an in-form Aston Villa and a talented West Brom side also involved.
However, Prutton, who is now an EFL pundit for Sky Sports, told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds will be the team to watch.
“Leeds have got to be the team that other teams are wary and that’s what they have to show, whichever game they go into and whoever it is they come up against.
“Leeds are good enough to dominate a game both home and away because of the way that they play. They have got to trust in the tactical nous of what Bielsa should bring to these games and he feels like the kind of manager that would relish this system of football to get promoted.”
As things stand they are set to play Derby in the play-offs, although a defeat at Ipswich could see the side fall to fourth and set up a semi-final against Villa.
You can understand why Prutton feels Leeds are the team to watch and as someone who has watched the Championship all season he is in a position to comment.
On their day, Leeds have blown many sides in the league away, including Derby and West Brom whilst they came from 2-0 to beat Villa away from home.
So, they know they’re capable of coming through these games but it’s about delivering when the pressure is on.
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