Chairman predicts Leeds' 2017-18 finish after win v Bolton
By Harvey Byrne
Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has predicted Leeds a top six finish after their win against Bolton on Sunday afternoon.
The Yorkshire giants kicked off their 2017-18 campaign with a victory after two goals from Kalvin Phillips and a solo Chris Wood strike cancelled out goals from Gary Madine and Adam Le Fondre at the Macron Stadium.
It was the perfect start for Thomas Christiansen and his team, who are looking to better Garry Monk’s seventh placed finish in the last campaign and the display also received plaudits, including chairman MacAnthony, who responded “top six” alongside a thumb emoji when asked on his personal Twitter account how he thinks the club will perform this season.
Hope he does well for you mate. honest opinion what you think to Leeds chances of top 6 after yesterday
— mike b (@MikeDbrown89) August 7, 2017
Top 6 ???????? https://t.co/5CjgadVGCb
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) August 7, 2017
The feel-good factor has certainly continued with Leeds into the new season despite the departure of Monk, who was considered to be a fan favourite before moving across to Middlesbrough.
The club was finally taken out of the hands of the controversial Massimo Cellino after Andrea Radrizzani bought control and the Italian has since brought Elland Road back alongside investing in the squad to ensure they are prepared to mount a play-off challenge this season.
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Leeds will take on Port Vale at Elland Road in the EFL Cup on Wednesday before then hosting Preston in the Championship on Saturday and the club’s support will be hoping for a similar result to their Sunday one.
In other Leeds news, this Whites 21-year-old was named in the EFL team of the week.