Leeds fans react on Twitter to play-off dates announcement
By Dominic Toner
The English Football League have announced the dates for the end of season play-offs – and Leeds fans have expressed their excitement on Twitter.
The EFL confirmed on their official website the full dates for the Championship, League One and League Two play-offs.
Garry Monk’s side are hoping to be involved in the drama and have a five-point cushion to protect over chasers Fulham.
— EFL (@EFL) April 12, 2017
The Whites are fifth-placed in the league table and have just five games remaining to clinch their place in the top six.
The Championship play-off semi-finals take place between 13 May – 17 May, with each side playing a home leg.
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Leeds will be hoping they can progress to the final, which takes place on Monday 29 May and has a scheduled 3pm kick-off.
The Whites fans have responded to the dates announcement with anticipation and are praying their side are involved.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Jamie Nicholas (@Jamienicholas01) April 12, 2017
— クリス (@ItsChristian_) April 12, 2017
Nahhh the excitement of the playoff dates been confirmed ????
— Beth (@BF_lufc) April 12, 2017
Phew get back from Wales a day before the first game! https://t.co/dPLuJRyQCI
— jake stevens (@jake_stevens99) April 12, 2017
Imagine being at home for the second leg, evening kick off… That place will be magical. #lufc
— Chantelle (@clunn1989) April 12, 2017
I'm in tenerife from 10th to 17th…better be on over there! Got the final booked off…just in case ????????????????
— Tony H (@Rumoydin) April 12, 2017
Tonight, exactly in one month's time we will know if we'll be going to Wembley for the playoff final #lufc
— JacoKarg (@Kingkarg) April 12, 2017
Hotel is booked just to be safe #lufc
— DavidK (@DavidKershaw7) April 12, 2017
Leeds have been a part of the promotion race for the majority of the season and have fallen just short of the automatic positions.
However, they have a great chance of finishing in the play-off spot as they aim to return to the Premier League.
They would be joined by Huddersfield, Reading and Sheffield Wednesday as it stands, with Yorkshire well represented.
Monk’s side would face Reading if positions stay the same, meaning they could meet either rivals Huddersfield or Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley.
In other Leeds news, the talkSPORT super computer has predicted the club’s end of season finish.