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The six Aston Villa encounters that can help Leeds in their promotion run

COMMENT by Amir Mir

Twelve games of the Championship season remain and Leeds will be hoping their barren run during the past decade is ended with a top six finish.

At this moment in time, Garry Monk has guided his team to fourth place, eight points ahead of the play-off chasing pack and ten points behind the automatic places.

Falling out of the top six and even finishing in the top two could still be on the cards for the Yorkshire club.

However, Aston Villa, who are lingering in the bottom half, could prove to be a team that can help the Whites in their promotion run and possibly even help them secure a top two spot.

Villa play the likes Huddersfield, Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich, Reading and Fulham in the next six weeks, with Brighton visiting Villa Park on the last day of the season.

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These teams are either sitting in the top six with Leeds or hoping to close the gap on Monk’s side over the next few months.

Regardless of Villa’s failings this season, they have the team capable of beating these sides and doing just that will no doubt help the Elland Road outfit achieve their goal.

The Yorkshire club will have to pick up wins themselves but seeing their rivals lose these types of matches during the business end of the season is going to play a pivotal part in their promotion run.

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