By Will Butcher
David Prutton believes Leeds will end their Championship campaign on a high after slipping out of the play-off places at just the wrong time.
But Prutton had a sly dig at Garry Monk’s squad as he claimed the manager has had worse players at his disposal than all of Leeds’ play-off rivals.
Monk’s side travel to the DW Stadium to face already relegated Wigan Athletic, in what is a dead rubber of a match as both sides already know their fate.
Speaking ahead of the Sunday clash on Sky Sports’ website, former Leeds midfielder Prutton believes his old side will earn a 1-0 win against the Latics in Lancashire.
Prutton believes Leeds ran out of steam at the wrong time, but believes Garry Monk has done superbly to get his side where they are when comparing the team with their play-off rivals.
“If you compare Leeds’ squad to the other play-off sides, and particularly the two that went up automatically, I think Garry Monk has done brilliantly,” Prutton said.
“They have just run out of steam at the wrong time. I can see them going to Wigan and doing well, it’s just a shame it comes a little too late for their play-off hopes.”
Leeds come into the game having lost four of their last seven outings in the Championship, winning only once against Preston last month.
Their form saw them slip out of the top six for the first time since November last month, as they struggled to take advantage of their previous form under the former Swansea manager.
Fans will be hoping to see their side go one better than the 1-1 draw played out at Elland Road back in October, that saw Chris Wood’s opener cancelled out in the last minute by Shaun MacDonald.