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Paul Robinson makes Leeds United promotion claim during EFL break

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Leeds United’s bid for promotion into the Premier League has been called to an abrupt halt, with no scheduled return date in place as of yet. 

The Whites are currently sat top of the Championship table, and have won their last five matches, which has seen them edge closer to a long-awaited promotion back into the top-flight.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side will be keen to go one better than last season, after they were beaten in their play-off semi final against Derby County last year.

However, due to recent off-the-field events, the Elland Road faithful will have to remain patient in their bid for promotion, although clubs could return to training in the near future.

Speaking in an interview with MOT Leeds News, former Whites goalkeeper Paul Robinson is expecting Marcelo Bielsa’s side to be promoted this season, regardless of how the season is concluded.

“I think Leeds are in a really strong position to be completely honest with you.

“If the season starts up again, all well and good, then with their performances on the pitch they’ll get promoted. In every other scenario with the Championship finishing off the pitch, Leeds will get promoted.

“We don’t need to hear a lot from Leeds at the moment, they don’t need to be making a lot of noise, they’re in a very, very comfortable position in my opinion.”

Robinson went on to claim that his former side are the ‘fittest team in the league’, and doesn’t have any concerns over their chances of promotion this season.

“Leeds always start the season off well, they’re the fittest team in the league, if it restarts I have no worries about them not getting promoted automatically.

“And if it ends on a points-per-game basis or if it’s scrapped as it is at the moment, Leeds will get promoted. It’s just a time thing now – Leeds just want the security of actually having promotion confirmed.”

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The Verdict: 

He’s spot on.

There will be a few of the Elland Road faithful that are slightly nervous over the potential of them not being promoted into the Premier League this season.

But they’ve done the hard part in getting into the position they find themselves in now, and I just can’t see any team stopping them in the coming months.

They’ve hardly put a foot wrong, and they fully deserve promotion into the Premier League under Marcelo Bielsa’s guidance this term.


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