By Dominic Toner
Actor Russell Crowe has urged Leeds to take it one game at a time in their bid to make a late surge towards the automatic promotion spots.
The Whites picked up an impressive 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday and the result means they are fourth in the Championship heading into the international break.
Garry Monk’s side are in a great position to be in the play-off matches at the end of the season, but may even be eyeing a top two finish.
The Yorkshire giants are eight points behind second-placed Brighton and would surely need a near-perfect run until the end of the season to to gain automatic promotion.
Movie star Crowe, who is a well known Leeds supporter, was asked whether the Whites could nick automatic promotion.
He respond on his personal Twitter account by saying his team need to focus on one game at a team and that starts with Reading, which does not take place until1 1 April after the internationals.
— anthony devaney (@dev2k01) March 20, 2017
The only thing we have to do now is focus on getting the win away this week… one game at a time https://t.co/srN9NayJY2
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 20, 2017
Leeds have been transformed into major promotion candidates this campaign by Monk and have exceeded all pre-season expectations.
The club’s supporters are now dreaming of a return to the Premier League, but may have to go through the drama of the play-off to do so.
They owe a lot of their success to star striker Chris Wood, who struck twice in the win against Brighton at the weekend.
The 25-year-old has now scored 27 goals in just 40 appearances this season across all competitions and has been the main driving force behind their push for promotion.