Sky pundit David Prutton has ridiculed Pablo Hernandez’s claims that Leeds could still get in the play-offs with 10 wins from 14 games.
In his column in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Prutton said that footballers are “optimistic animals” and that players think it’s never over until it’s over.
However, he goes on to rubbish the faint hopes Leeds might still have.
“From the outside it’s easier to apply some realism,” Prutton wrote.
“In looking for a run like that you’re calling on reserves of performance and strength which you haven’t been showing, or not recently.
“To put it plainly, if Leeds were capable of winning 10 games in 14 then they wouldn’t need a streak like that in the first place.”
Prutton claims that manager Paul Heckingbottom must use the next two months to “find his feet” and launch a promotion bid for next season.
Prutton is right and Leeds fans will know it. Talk of a 10-game winning streak seems fanciful when, if they don’t beat Brentford tomorrow, they’ll be on a 10-game streak without a win in the league. They might only be eight points off the play-offs, but games are running out and there are four other clubs between Leeds and the sixth-place spot. That’s a hell of a lot of results that have got to fall Leeds’ way. Heckingbottom should use the rest of the season as a foundation to build his promotion push for next season and that should start with a clear out of certain underperforming players and a plea for funds in the summer. 
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