Rob Green delivers verdict on Leeds chances of automatic promotion

By Russell Edge

Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green has admitted that earning automatic promotion from the Championship will be a “huge ask” but insists the team will do all they can to reach the top two.

Leeds currently find themselves fourth in the league, and with eight games remaining, the side know they must fight for every point if they are to be in contention.

The Whites sit eight points behind second placed Brighton and face a tough task in their next game, as they visit a Reading side who sit just one place and two points below Leeds.

But the former England keeper is obviously confident in Leeds’ ambitions, as he recently penned a one-year extension to keep him at Elland Road until the end of next season.

Speaking to Leeds United TV, the 37-year-old said: “It is a huge ask, but we are looking up rather than down.

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“Generally two points a game wins you promotion and if we win every game it will give us 93 points, so just one over.”

Leeds will be hoping to replicate the performance from their last fixture, which secured a 2-0 win at home to fellow promotion hopefuls Brighton.

Green made a number of key saves to earn the clean sheet in that match, and he knows that performances like that give his side every chance of challenging for automatic promotion come the end of the season.

“We go into every game knowing that if we can put a performance in like last Saturday’s, eight times on the bounce, then we will win eight games and you are asking the question,” he added to Leeds TV.

“All we can do now is ask the question.”

Among their final fixtures, Leeds face the tough task of a visit to league leaders Newcastle, and will finish the season with a visit to a struggling Wigan.

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