By Harry Sykes

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton is convinced that his former club are building something special as they look to maintain their place at the Championship summit.

United leapfrogged Cardiff City to take top spot on Tuesday night after securing a fourth consecutive victory with a 2-0 triumph against Birmingham City.

It maintained Leeds’ unbeaten start to the season in all competitions and took their points tally from seven matches to 17.

Sky Sports pundit Prutton has been blown away by the start made by the Yorkshire side as he assessed what elevates them from merely a team on a fine run.

“What looks on paper like the mark of a good side can sometimes be a bit deceptive but Leeds are on a different level,” Prutton told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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“Tuesday’s win over Birmingham was a grind, let’s be honest about that, but you don’t often hammer Harry Redknapp.

“Over the weeks they’ve outclassed Sunderland, comfortably outplayed Nottingham Forest and absolutely smashed poor old Burton Albion. You don’t have to be at the back of the North Stand to feel something building.

“So, top of the table after seven games. To me that’s significant. We’re far enough into the year for form to be slowly taking shape and, quite frankly, Leeds are bang at it. As a pundit I’m impressed and if I was one of the players there, I’d be buzzing.”

Leeds are next in action on Saturday when they travel to Millwall aiming to continue their remarkable run of form.

Thomas Christiansen’s side have not conceded a goal since the opening day of the Championship season, a 3-2 win against Bolton Wanderers.

In other Leeds United news, the Yorkshire giants and Newcastle United have made rival bids to sign a defender and he has now agreed a deal.

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