If you were to tell any Leeds United fan at the start of the season that they would clinch a play-off position with five games left to play in the Champi0nship, they would have understandably have been delighted.
Yet given the situation that the Whites currently find themselves in, a top-six finish is the last things on the minds of the club’s players as the prospect of automatic promotion has is now an extremely realistic prospect.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side secured a vital 2-0 victory at Preston North End on Tuesday which saw them put the pressure on Sheffield United ahead of their clash with Birmingham City last night.
Despite taking the lead at St Andrew’s, the Blades were pegged back by the Blues and had to settle for a draw, a result which allowed Leeds to maintain their second-place position in the league standings.
Following the culmination of the latest round of fixtures, the Whites’ victory means that they have mathematically guaranteed a top-six finish and so if they do miss out to United in May, they will have another chance of securing promotion.
Responding to the news on Twitter, these Leeds supporters expressed their concern about the prospect of having to compete in the play-offs this season.
We want automatic promotion not playoffs. Don’t think we could cope again
— Buzzman #UKHardcore (@BuzzmanUk) April 11, 2019
Don’t even mention the playoffs PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
— Raluca (@RaLUFC) 10 April 2019
Never mind play off we dont need the stress lol Automatic please
— Carrieann (@cazdazconnor) 10 April 2019
Win 5 and we’re promoted , that’s how I’m looking at it
— Andrew Dickinson (@Andrewerd) 10 April 2019
We dont need playoffs we need as many points as possible!!!
— Jack (@JackLUFC1995) 10 April 2019
I think we’ve got the harder run in on paper, Sheff Wednesday are in good form since Bruce took over, will be difficult this weekend, and Villa are flying HATE we got to play them still, BUT would have snapped your hand off for this at the start of season #Believe #MOT #ALAW
— Troy Candy (@willtobeweird) 10 April 2019
Should we decide to go by play offs.. We won’t get promoted… Let’s get to top 2
— Wabuyi Moses Alex Dux (@DuxWabuyi) 10 April 2019
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