Eddie Gray: This is the only team that can catch Leeds in the promotion race
By Amir Mir
Eddie Gray believes only Fulham can “realistically” catch Leeds in their race to secure a top six spot at the end of the season.
Garry Monk’s side currently sit in fourth place, eight points ahead of the London-based club, who sit one place outside of the play-offs with a game in hand.
The Yorkshire club can extend that gap when they take on Birmingham City at St Andrew’s on Friday evening.
Three points against the struggling Blues will see Monk’s side open up an 11 point gap on Fulham.
Here is Gray offering his thoughts on the club’s chances of securing a top six finish and what could cause them to miss out.
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“Looking at the league, realistically there is only Fulham who you think that can catch us now,” Gray told LUTV. “It would have to be a major slip up for us.”
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Fulham take on Preston North End on home soil at the weekend, but they will meet Monk’s side next Tuesday in a crucial promotional clash.
Dropped points from the Yorkshire team could see them slip down the table and possibly miss out on a promotion spot.
This would be hugely disappointing for the club considering they have shown promotion form and have sat in the top six for large parts of the season.
Over the course of the campaign, the Cottagers have secured 14 wins from their 33 games, scoring an impressive 56 goals, while Leeds have won 19 matches, netting on 46 occasions.
In other Leeds news, fans have urged Garry Monk to start this attacking duo against Birmingham.