Rob Green: This can make a difference in Leeds bid for promotion
By Dominic Toner
Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green has insisted that he is trying to install belief in his team-mates and feels confidence can play a difference during the rest of the season.
The Whites are aiming to return to the Premier League and have been transformed into promotion candidates this campaign under Garry Monk.
They are currently fourth-placed in the league table and are competing for a spot in the play-off positions.
Leeds recorded a goalless draw against QPR on Saturday and are now nervously looking behind them at seventh-placed Fulham, who are six points behind them and have a game in hand.
Number one goalkeeper Green, who is the most experienced member of the dressing room, has revealed that confidence can help the team achieve their aspirations this season.
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“I’ve been there and seen it and ability-wise this is as hard-working a group as I’ve been with,” Green told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “Sometimes it’s about the players understanding that themselves and taking that confidence into games. It can make a difference.”
Leeds have managed to exceed all pre-season expectations and the club’s fans are now dreaming of a return to the top-flight.
They are now unlikely to bridge the 11-point gap to the automatic spots, but have a great chance of being involved in the play-off matches at the end of the season.
The Yorkshire giants have two huge games coming up, with matches against top six opposition Brighton and Reading.
Green, who has been promoted via the play-offs with QPR and West Ham in the past, will be hoping he can give some vital knowledge to some of the inexperienced members of the Leeds squad.
In other Leeds news, Garry Monk has issued a promise to the club’s supporters.