Vinnie Jones delivers Leeds verdict on play-off chances
By Dominic Toner
Vinnie Jones has claimed that there will still be more twists and turns during Leeds’ pursuit of the play-off spots.
The Whites are currently seventh-placed in the Championship and have just two games remaining to force their way into the top-six places.
They are three points adrift of sixth-placed Fulham, while Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday are five points above them.
Garry Monk’s side are going to need a favour from elsewhere to make the end of season play-offs and to win their remaining games against Norwich and Wigan.
Ex-Leeds midfielder Jones still expects a twist in the promotion race this season.
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“There’s always twists and turns,” Jones said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post. “I still think there’s going to be more twists and turns. Nothing’s sorted out yet, by a long way. Two or three games is a lot in the Championship run-in.”
Leeds have been expected to finish in the play-offs throughout most of the season, but a late capitulation has cost them dearly.
The Yorkshire club have lost four of their last six games and suffered a crushing 2-1 away defeat to Burton in their last match.
They have had a blip at the worst time of the season, while the likes of Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday have found their best form.
Monk’s first season at Elland Road has certainly been a successful one and he has given renewed belief of a return to the Premier League, but to miss out on a play-offs will be a massive disappointment after getting into pole position.
In other Leeds news, they are in danger of losing their senior ace if they fail to get promoted.