By Harvey Byrne
David Prutton has predicted a Leeds victory in their season opener against Bolton on Sunday afternoon.
The Yorkshire giants are gearing up for their first encounter of the 2017-18 Championship season which will see them travel to the Macron Stadium to take on Phil Parkinson’s newly promoted team.
Leeds were also close to winning promotion themselves in the last campaign, but poor form at the end of the season saw them slump to a seventh placed finish.
Now, former midfielder Prutton has insisted that Leeds should be aiming for the play-offs at the least heading into the new season and believes they will earn a 2-1 win on Sunday with the prolific Chris Wood scoring the opener.
“Leeds had a poor end to last season but I fancy them to get off to a good start here. Their fans will pack out the away end and it should be a cracking atmosphere on Sunday,” told Prutton as quoted by the Sky Sports website.
“I think they should be aiming for at least the play-offs, while Phil Parkinson will be more than happy with Bolton consolidating their position in the Championship after promotion. Leeds to sneak it I reckon.”
Leeds kicked off the 2016-17 season with a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Loftus Road against QPR before then going on to lose four of their first six league matches.
They will be hoping for a much better start this time around under summer appointment Thomas Christiansen and there is certainly a good feeling around the club at the minute.
The Yorkshire giants have been taken over by the popular Andrea Radrizzani, who has brought back Elland Road and invested heavily into the squad, bringing in as many as nine new players.
In other Leeds news, the Whites are on the verge of signing a player from a Premier League giant.