Danny Mills insisted it would take a “monumental disaster” for Leeds United not to achieve promotion after their last-gasp win over Swansea.
The former Leeds and Manchester City right-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, was confident the Whites would gain promotion even if they had to do it without Kalvin Phillips.
Fans feared the midfielder had suffered a knee injury in the the victory over Swansea with his left knee heavily strapped up at full-time.
However, Marcelo Bielsa claimed that the Englishman would be in contention to face Barnsley this Thursday.
Pablo Hernandez’s 89th minute winner put Leeds three points clear at the top of the Championship but more importantly six points clear of third-placed Brentford with just three games to play.
When asked by Football Insider if he was concerned about the injury to Phillips, Mills said:
“Of course, it would be a big blow but Leeds are playing so well at the moment.
“They are six points clear with three games to go. They have got to lose all three.
“There is a chance that West Brom and Brentford win all of their remaining games but it is a slim chance.
“Leeds have not lost three on the bounce all season so it would take a monumental disaster for that to happen.”
Phil Hay revealed that “Bielsa thinks Phillips be okay for Thursday.”
Leeds welcome bottom of the table Barnsley to Elland Road next and Marcelo Bielsa’s side could be playing for promotion depending on results earlier in the week.
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